Fair and Muddy (1928)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Run Time - 22 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Though currently unavailable for viewing, the Hal Roach/MGM "Our Gang" silent comedy "Fair and Muddy" would seem to be a remake of the earlier two-reeler One Terrible Day. According to existing records, the plot concerns an elderly dowager who decided to "adopt" the Our Gang kids, much to the consternation of her flustered chauffeur (played by future B-western villain Charles King). When the kids all showed up in spotlessly clean white sailors suits, the audience knew well in advance that those outfits would end up stained beyond repair by the end of the film --- and thanks to one of those outsized mud puddles which existed exclusively in the world of Hal Roach comedies, that is exactly what happened! "Fair and Muddy" was originally released on May 5, 1928.

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