Alfalfa's Aunt (1938)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Release Date - Jan 7, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 11 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Marie Blake, the real-life sister of Jeanette MacDonald, played the title role in the one-reel comedy Alfalfa's Aunt. Hoping to launch a career as a mystery writer, Aunt Penelope composes a manuscript which leads her nephew Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer to conclude that Auntie plans to do away with him. With the help of the rest of the Our Gang kids, Alfalfa succeeds in scaring Aunt Penelope off the premises -- much to the delight of his long-suffering parents. Brimming with clever and inventive sight gags, Alfalfa's Aunt -- originally released on January 7, 1939 -- is one of the better MGM Our Gang entries.