One Terrible Day
Comedy / Family / Silent
Directed by Charley Chase, Robert F. McGowan and Tom McNamara
Ed Brandenburg as Cook
Peggy Cartwright as Peggy
Jackie Condon as Jackie
Mickey Daniels as Mickey
Jack Davis as Jack
William Gillespie as James, the chauffeur
Helen Gilmore as Carlene Culpepper
Clara Guiol as Alvira
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins as Farina
Wallace Howe as Police Officer
Mary Kornman as Mary
Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison as Booker T.
Lincoln Stedman as Secretary
One Terrible Day is an Our Gang / Little Rascals silent short released by Pathé in 1922, directed by Charley Chase, Robert F. McGowan, and Tom McNamara. Although this is the first film to be released in the series, it is actually the fourth one filmed.
Mrs. Pennington Van Renssalaer, a wealthy socialite, decides to give some poor children a day at her country estate.
Loading the five invited children into her chauffeur driven car, she and the chauffeur are unaware that they have a couple of stowaways on the rear bumper. The hijinks and mayhem begin on the trip to the country when Mrs. Van Renssalaer’s pet monkey is lifted into the air on the tail of a kite, and when the car suffers a blowout which has to be changed.
Finally arriving in the country, the gang predictably causes confusion and trouble in the house and is soon shooed outside by the lady of the house, where the chaos continues.