Playin' Hookey
~Plot Synopsis~
Our Gang member Joe Cobb has to do some quick thinking when his playful but undeniably
destructive pet dog Pansy is slated to be shot by Joe's frustrated dad. Training Pansy to play dead,
Joe does his job so well that the pooch is hired as a "stunt dog" by a local movie studio. As expected,
Joe and the rest of the Our Gang kids tag along when Pansy makes his debut before the cameras,
culminating in an outsized pie fight on the set of a slapstick comedy. By the time Playin' Hookey was
released by Pathe on January 1, 1928, producer Hal Roach was releasing his newest Our Gang
comedies through his new distributor MGM. Long available only in a fragmentary version, a
complete print of this film was discovered in a French vault in the 1980s.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson,
Directed by: Robert A. McGowan

Written by: H.M. Walker

Harry Arras ...  Movie-maker
Chet Brandenburg ...  Keystone-ish cop
Ed Brandenburg ...  Keystone-ish cop
Joe Cobb ...  Joe
Jackie Condon   
Jean Darling ...  Jean
Edgar Dearing ...  Herr Dun der Blitzen
Budd Fine ...  Joe's father
William Gillespie ...  Moving picture star
Charlie Hall ...  Moving picture star
Jack Hill ...  Keystone-ish cop
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...  Farina
Jannie Hoskins ...  Zuccini
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...  Wheezer
Mildred Kornman   
Sam Lufkin ...  Keystone-ish cop
Charles Meakin ...  Movie-maker
Arthur Millett ...  Keystone-ish cop
Charley Oelze ...  Himself
Lincoln Plumer ...  Movie-maker
Tiny Sandford ...  Mike, studio guard
Jay R. Smith   
Harry Spear   
Lyle Tayo ...  Joe's mother
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Hal Roach Studios

Distribution Company: Pathé Exchange

Producer: Hal Roach
Construction Supervisor: C.E. Christensen
Visual Effects by: Roy Seawright  
Still Photographer: Stax Graves
Laboratory Supervisor: Charles Levin
Animal Trainer: Harry Lucenay        

Length: 2 Reels
Runtime: 20 minutes
Released: January 1, 1928