film no. 36
- The Return Of "Our Gang" (VHS) from
- Released 1987. This copy is a Film Classic print. The picture quality is fairly good. The print totals
16:40, with 16:32 of it original footage. Barely two-thirds of the original film is included, especially
considering that this version is projected at a slower speed.
- Our Gang Silent Comedies Volume 6 (VHS) from
Video Classics and
- Our Gang Comedies VI (VHS) from
The Picture Palace
- This is a digest print that's mostly original, except for an additional generic end title after the
PathéComedy one. The picture quality is fairly poor. The print totals 9:35, with 9:34 of it original footage.
Roughly half of the original film is included.
- Our Gang Silent Comedies Vol. 9 (VHS)
- This copy derives from the Video Yesteryear version.
- special note
- I've also been able to view a home movie version, which seems to contain all of the footage seen in
the two versions listed above.
Filmed October 29 to November 5, and November 17 to 24, 1924. See the 'miscellaneous' section below for
Copyrighted March 5, 1925, by Pathé Exchange, Inc. Registration no. LU21205. Since the copyright was not renewed,
this film is now in the public domain.
Released March 8, 1925. It was the 36th film in the series to be released.
Opening title: '"Our Gang" Comedies - Hal Roach presents His Rascals in "Dog
Released into TV syndication as Mischief Makers episode no. 1033, "A Birthday Present," copyrighted
Sep. 1, 1960, with registration number LP17338.
- Produced by Hal Roach
- Credited in the film as a presenter.
- Directed by Robert F. McGowan
- This credit probably appears in the film, but without his middle initial.
- Photographed by Art Lloyd
- This credit derives from Lloyd's payroll status as the Our Gang cameraman during this
- Titles by H. M. Walker
- This credit probably appears in the film.
- Story by Hal E. Roach
- This credit probably doesn't appear in the film.
- Animal trainer: Tony Campanaro
- He was Pal's trainer.
- Teacher: Fern Carter
- Released by Pathé Exchange, Inc.
- Passed by the National Board of Review
- As indicated in the film.
- studio personnel
- possible uncredited involvement
- Mickey Daniels
- Featured role. Much of the film centers around him and his dog.
- Joe Cobb as "Joe"
- Featured role. He's also given quite a lot of footage in this one. It's his dog that has puppies
at the end of the film.
- Mary Kornman as "Mary"
- Featured role. She's the rich girl who's rescued by Mickey's dog, and invites the gang to her
- Allen "Farina" Hoskins as "Farina"
- Supporting role. He gets a few comedic moments here and there.
- Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson
- Supporting role. He mostly does ensemble acting in this short.
- Jackie Condon
- Supporting role. He's the owner of the third dog in this short, but mostly does ensemble
- boy 035 as "Mortimer" aka "Mort"
- Small part. He's the baby shown to good effect at the beginning of the film.
- Peggy Ahern
- Small part. She's one of the rich kids, and is given an invitation by Mary early in the film. Listed
as Peggy Ahearn by Maltin & Bann.
- Johnny Downs
- Small part. He's one of the rich kids, and sits next to Mary at the table.
- Ivadell Carter
- Small part. She's one of the rich kids, and flirts with Joe. Listed as Wadell Carter by Maltin &
Bann. I'm almost certain this is her.
- other kids
- Bit parts. There are four additional boys and four additional girls at the party. One of the girls
resembles "Imogene" from "Stage Fright" (no. 17).
- Featured role. Not listed by Maltin & Bann. He's virtually the star of the film, and performs
some impressive stunts.
- dog 036
- Small part. This is Jackie's dog. There seems to be a question of whether he or Pal is the father of
- other animals
- Supporting roles, small parts and bit parts.
(1.) Joe's dog, "Bill." Mickey suggests calling her "Billious." She has a
litter of puppies at the end of the film.
(2.) The cat that Pal frames for drinking the baby's milk.
(3.) Mary's pony.
(4.) The horse ridden by Mary's dad.
(5.) Several puppies appearing at the end, but I can't count them, as they're all clustered
- William Gillespie as Mary's dad
- Supporting role. He's seen both on the street riding his horse, and in the house at the birthday
- Lyle Tayo as Mary's mom
- Small part. She's seen at the birthday party, and wants the "rough" boys of the gang to
- Dorothy Vernon as Mickey's mom
- Small part. She's seen at the beginning of the film ordering Mickey to keep an eye on the
- Joseph Morrison as the butler
- Bit part. He's shown opening the door and letting the gang in.
- other adults
- Bit parts and extras. A maid and two chauffeurs are also among the cast, as well as a woman walking a
dog. There are also a handful of people on the sidewalk in the background of the street scenes.
13 shooting dates went into the making of this film. A few days after initial filming had finished for "Circus
Fever" (no. 35), the 'start' date for "Dog Days" arrived on Oct. 29th. Shooting continued
until Nov. 5th. However, filming was divided between both films on Nov. 1st, and no "Dog Days" shooting took
place on Nov. 2nd, which was a Sunday, or on Nov. 4th, which was devoted exclusively to "Circus Fever." After
the 5th, shooting was suspended for a week and a half until Nov. 17th, when filming resumed for "Dog Days." This
continued until the 'finish' on Nov. 24th. No shooting took place on Sundays. After this, there was a break of
nearly three weeks before shooting began on "The Love Bug" (no. 37).
There were 40 copies of this film printed for its initial release.
©Feb. 7, 2005, by Robert Demoss.
2005 updates: 2/27, 3/16, 4/25.
2006 updates: 1/2, 1/9, 2/11, 6/12, 7/5, 10/25.
2007 updates: 2/4, 4/1, 10/22, 11/25.
2008 updates: 2/21, 3/31, 7/6.
2009 updates: 6/19, 7/23.
2010 updates: 3/13.
Thanks to Rob Stone, Joe Moore, Mark Brumfield and Ray Frieders for assistance on this page.