The Cobbler (1923)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The title character in this silent, two-reel Our Gang comedy is lovable Mr. Tuttle, played by Richard Daniels, the father of freckle-faced Gang regular Mickey Daniels. The kids love to hang around Tuttle's shoe-repair shop, and he in turn enjoys their company, even when they get a bit too rambunctious for their own good. In a typical Our Gang plot twist, Tuttle receives a letter informing him that his back-pension has arrived. Exultantly he invites the gang on a picnic to celebrate -- a riotous sequence capped by a standard "watermelon" gag involving black youngster Allen "Farina" Hoskins. The Cobbler was originally released on February 18, 1923.