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The Big Show (1923)



The Big Show

(1923)

Comedy / Family / Silent

20 minutes

Directed by Robert F. McGowan

Cast:

Jackie Condon as Jackie
Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison as Booker T. and Uncle Tom
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins as Farina
Mickey Daniels as Mickey and Douglas Fairbanks
Jack Davis as Jack and William S. Hart
Joe Cobb as Joe
Andy Samuel as Andy and Charlie Chaplin
Mary Kornman as Mary and Mary Pickford
Roy Brooks as De Rues
Dick Gilbert as Security guard
Dinah the Mule as Dinah

Released in 1923 by Pathé, The Big Show is an Our Gang / Little Rascals comedy short directed by Robert F. McGowan.

The kids of the gang have the brilliant idea of putting on their own county fair, and begin gathering different animals from the neighborhood to disguise as ‘wild African creatures’.

They also set up a shooting gallery and other attractions, but the main event is their movie theater where they stage a variety program with members of the gang impersonating different stars of the day.

Andy Samuels impersonates Charlie Chaplin in a bit from Shoulder Arms , Mary appears as Mary Pickford, Mickey imitates Douglas Fairbanks from The Three Musketeers , Jack is William S. Hart, Sunshine Sammy does Uncle Tom from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and another gang member impersonates Harold Lloyd.




Directors: Robert F. McGowan
Actors: Our Gang, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison, Little Rascals
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Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - The Big Show starring Jackie Condon, Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Andy Samuel and Mary Kornman


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