Our Gang Silent Films – No. 8, The Cobbler



This is another from my collection of Our Gang Silent Films which are now all in the Public Domain and sadly, rarely seen anymore.

Many thanks to theluckycorner.com for the technical information on these films:

Produced by Hal Roach

Directed by Tom McNamara

Titles by H. M. Walker

Story by Hal E. Roach

Teacher: Fern Carter

Released by Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Passed by the National Board of Review

THE KIDS:

Allen “Farina” Hoskins as “Farina”
Jackie Condon
Mickey Daniels
Jack Davis
Ernie “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison
Mary Kornman

THE ADULTS:

Richard Daniels as “Mr. Tuttle,” the cobbler
Featured role. He seems to appear only during the first half of the film. Guiol refers to him as “Professor.”

Dick Gilbert as “Dandy Dick,” the tramp
Supporting role. He appears in the second half of the film, and suffers the wrath of the gang’s dog. There’s a box in his hideout that says ‘Dandy Dick No. 1,’ so I’m not sure that this is his name. In the inter-titles, he’s introduced as ‘the tramp.’

Katherine Grant as Mary’s nursemaid
Supporting role. She appears only in the early part of the film, bringing Mary into the shoe shop to have her shoe repaired.

Charley Young as the postman
Small part. He appears briefly delivering news of Mr. Tuttle’s back pension.

Clara Guiol as the shoe repair customer
Small part. She appears briefly near the beginning of the film as a flapper. The boys make fun of her behind her back.

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