Comedy / Family
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard as Stymie
George 'Spanky' McFarland as Spanky
Dorothy DeBorba as Dorothy
Kendall McComas as Breezy Brisbane
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins as Wheezer
Sherwood Bailey as Spud
Harold Wertz as Bouncy
Artye Folz as Girl who Reads
Dickie Jackson as Boy with donut
Pete the Pup as Petie
Harry Bernard as Officer
Baldwin Cooke as Diner attendant
Estelle Etterre as First housewife
Budd Fine as Dog catcher
Dick Gilbert as Dog pound worker
May Wallace as Second housewife
An Our Gang / Little Rascals comedy short, The Pooch was released by MGM in 1932 and was directed by Robert F. McGowan.
Stymie is in trouble with the gang because he stole their pies, but he earns their undying friendship when he rescues Petie from a dogcatcher.
The dogcatcher eventually catches Petie and takes him away to the pound, where he can be rescued if a fee of $5 is paid. Stymie prays with all his might for the $5, and it appears, blown by the wind from a lady’s hand.
Stymie and Spanky are chased by a cop trying to get the money back, but eventually outrun him, and head straight for the pound, where they are told they are too late. Petie is gone.
As the gang grieves for their lost friend, an employee of the pound comes to tell them Petie isn’t really gone – there was no gas in the cylinders! Once Petie is released, he exacts his own kind of revenge on the dogcatcher.