This silent, two-reel Our Gang comedy finds the kids enjoying target practice with a variety of weapons, from an air rifle to a bow and arrow. Tired of shooting at imaginary targets, the youngsters accept the invitation from Mickey Daniels to hunt real "big game" on his family's farm. After harmlessly "capturing" several barnyard animals, the kids try to bag a bear -- but end up the pursued, rather than the pursuers. One quickie gag, in which black youngster Allen "Farina" Hoskins' eyes bulge when he sees the bear, has often been cut for television showings; also frequently missing is a longer scene in which little Joe Cobb suffers the ill effects of his first cigarette. It's a Bear was originally released on July 27, 1924.
by Hal Erickson synopsis