One of the lesser silent Our Gang two-reelers, July Days is for the most part a random collection of unrelated gags detailing the gang's methods of passing time during their summer vacation. After a soupçon of plot development involving the rivalry of Mickey Daniels and Jackie Davis over the affections of Mary Kornman, the film arrives at an abrupt dénouement when village blacksmith "Dad" Anderson (Richard Daniels) receives a generous contract to mass-produce his own invention, a sail-propelled scooter. The final image, of the neighborhood youngsters gracefully sailing down the streets in the aforementioned scooters, is so vicariously pleasing that it makes up for the disjointed nature of the rest of the film. Its title notwithstanding, July Days was originally released on August 26, 1923.
by Hal Erickson synopsis