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"Shrimps for a Day" is the second Christmas episode of Hal Roach's theatrical comedy show Our Gang.

Synopsis

The short opens at the Happyland Home Orphanage, where its owner Mr. Crutch is playing the role of Santa Claus in front of the kids during a Christmas party. The party is attended by the wealthy Mr. Wade, his daughter Mary and her boyfriend Dick. One of the youngsters finds a magic lamp and Mary, who envies the children their good fortune, wishes she could be a child again, Immediately her wish comes true, and she and her boyfriend shrink to child size. Mistaken for actual children, they are taken to the orphanage where they see Mr. Crutch take away the Christmas presents and force castor oil down their throats. Spanky helps Dick escape through a window and he gets the lamp and returns with it to the orphanage, where Mary uses the lamp to return to normal size and exposes Mr. Crutch to her bewildered father, Spanky then uses the lamp to shrink Mr. Crutch down to his size, and beats the pulp out of the old geezer.

Songs

Cast

Actor/actressCharacter(s)
Our GangStymie
Scotty
Spanky
Buckwheat
Girl (Eating cake)
Alvin
Marianne
Kid (Finds Lamp)
Leonard
Kid (Eating cake)
Jane
Jerry
Joe YoungDick (adult)
George BrasnoDick (young)
Doris McMahonMary Wade (adult)
Olive BrasnoMary Wade (young)
Dick BrasnoMr. Crutch (young)
Herbert EvansThe butler
Barbara Goodrich
Harry Harvey Jr.
Philbrook Lyons
Tommy McFarland
Jackie White
Phyllis Yuse (uncredited)
Kids
Rosa GoreMrs. Crutch
Wilfred LucasMr. Wade (Sponsor)
Ray TurnerFrightened Man (On the street)
Clarence WilsonMr. Crutch
Unconfirmed actresses/actors
Marialise Gumm
Dorian Johnston
Fred Purner Jr.
Delmar Watson
Kids

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