The Little Rascals
Our Gang, also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach's Rascals, was a
long-lived series of US comedy short films about a troupe of poor neighborhood
children and the adventures they had together. Created by comedy producer Hal
Roach, Our Gang was produced at the Roach studio starting in 1922 as a silent
short subject series. Roach changed distributors from Pathé to
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1927, went to sound in 1929, and continued
production until 1938, when he sold the series to MGM. MGM continued producing
the comedies until 1944. A total of 220 shorts and one feature film, General
Spanky, were eventually produced, featuring over forty-one child actors. In the
mid-1950s, the 80 Roach-produced shorts with sound were syndicated for
television under the title The Little Rascals, as MGM retained the rights to the
Our Gang trademark.
Learn more about the Little Rascals, including General Spank, Buckwheat, and the rest of Our Gang.