Our Gang (1922)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 5, 1922 (USA - Unknown)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The first Our Gang comedy to be produced -- and the film for which the entire series was named -- this silent, two-reel comedy no longer exists, except for a tantalizingly brief fragment. According to all available records, the plot concerns the efforts by a group of kids to save a widow's general store from the villainous machinations of a rival merchant (a storyline repeated in the 1931 Our Gang talkie Helping Grandma). For the record, the youngsters appearing in this landmark comedy were "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison, Jackie Condon, Peggy Cartwright, Mickey Daniels and Mary Kornman. Our Gang was withheld from release until November 5, 1922, and as such was the third Our Gang short to be seen by the public, after One Terrible Day and Fire Fighters.