Mush and Milk
Comedy / Family
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
George 'Spanky' McFarland as Spanky
Dickie Moore as Dickie
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard as Stymie
Tommy 'Butch' Bond as Tommy
Dorothy DeBorba as Dorothy
John Collum as Uh huh
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins as Wheezer
Olga Therkow as Olga
Dickie Jackson as Our Gang member
Marcia Mae Jones as Our Gang member
Bill Farnum as Billy
Edith Fellows as Our Gang member
Pete the Pup as Petie
Gus Leonard as Cap
Louise Emmons as The Headmistress
Jimmy Finlayson as Mr. Brown, the banker
Rolfe Sedan as Waiter
Mush and Milk is an MGM release from 1933, directed by Robert F. McGowan as part of the Our Gang / Little Rascals series.
The gang is living at Bleak Hill, a boarding school with a stingy and mean spirited headmistress. She wakes the children with orders to get their chores done, with threats of spankings and no food if they don’t.
When the gang accidentally spills the milk after milking the cow, they try substituting plaster of paris in the bucket to fool the headmistress, and as they sit down to their breakfast of mush and milk they warn each other not to drink the milk. But when the headmistress insists, they pour it onto their mush and it instantly turns to cement in their bowls.
The saving grace is the headmistress’s husband, Old Cap, a gentle soul who has sympathy for the children. He is their teacher, and he promises that when he gets his pension money he will treat the children to gifts and fun and good food.
At school the teacher organizes an impromptu talent show where the gang dances, recites poetry, sings and plays the harmonica. When Spanky answers the telephone he and the bank manager have a frustrating conversation but finally it’s clear the call is for Old Cap. When Old Cap hangs up he tells the kids that his money has arrived, and he treats the gang to a day out at an amusement park.