The Old Wallop (1927)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The "old wallop" in this silent Our Gang comedy refers to the punch packed by little Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins. In the course of the film's two reels, Wheezer socks everyone in sight, from fellow Our Gang-er Farina Hoskins to the surly cop on the beat. The story comes to a rousing climax high atop an uncompleted skyscraper (presumeably the same structure seen in the Laurel and Hardy comedy Liberty). Statuesque comedienne Anita Garvin does box-office duty as Wheezer's mother. Released October 22, 1927, The Old Wallop is one of the nine silent Hal Roach/MGM Our Gang comedies that apparently no longer exists.