For Pete's Sake!

For Pete's Sake!

Infobox Film
name = For Pete's Sake!

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director = Gus Meins
producer = Hal Roach
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music = Marvin Hatley
Leroy Shield
cinematography = Francis Corby
editing = Ray Snyder
distributor = MGM
released = 14 April, 1934
runtime = 20 minutes
country = USA
language = English
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preceded_by = "Hi'-Neighbor!"
followed_by = "The First Round-Up"
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imdb_id = 0025130

"For Pete's Sake!" is a 1934 "Our Gang" short comedy film directed by Gus Meins. It was the 127th (39th talking episode) "Our Gang" short that was released.


Wally had finished filling little Marianne Edwards' favorite doll with sawdust. Just as he was handing it back to her, neighborhood bully, Leonard Kibrick grabs it with a rope and throws it out on a road. A car then crushes it. The "Our Gang" kids promise to purchase a new doll for the brokenhearted girl. Unfortunately, the kids have no money, Leonard's equally obnoxious father, who owns the toy store, agrees to give the kids a doll if they'll hand over their beloved Pete the Pup in exchange. Balking at this arrangement, the kids concoct a variety of moneymaking schemes, all of them doomed to failure. Tearfully, the youngsters trade Pete for the doll. Pete does major damage to the store seconds later. The store owner then grabs the doll back. But Pete's continued destruction convinces him to hand the doll and the dog back to the gang who then take it to Marrianne. cite web |url= |title=New York Times: For Pete's Sake! |accessdate=2008-09-20|work=NY Times]

This marks the first episode for Billie Thomas, who would play Buckwheat several months later. On this episode, Buckwheat is played by Stymie's sister Carolina. It also marks the first episode for Marianne Edwards and bully, Leonard Kibrick.

Several minutes of this film were edited out of the Little Rascals syndicated television package in 1971, due to percieved racism and stereotyping of African Americans. Most of these scenes were reinstated on AMC's showings of this film from 2001 to 2003.


* Wally Albright - Wally
* Matthew Beard - Stymie
* Leonard Kibrick - Gang
* Marianne Edwards - Marianne
* George McFarland - Spanky
* Scotty Beckett - Scotty
* Carlena Beard - Buckwheat
* Tommy Bond
* Jacqueline Taylor - Jane
* Jerry Tucker
* Billie Thomas - Billie
* Philbrook Lyons
* Marvin Trin - Bubbles
* Pete the Pup - Petie
* Fred Holmes - Man with day off
* Lyle Tayo - Wife of man with day off
* William Wagner - Storekeeper

ee also

* Our Gang filmography


External links

*imdb title|id=0025130|title=For Pete's Sake!

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