George McFarland

George 'Spanky' McFarland was born on October 2, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, USA as George Robert Phillips McFarland. He was an actor, known for General Spanky (1936), Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937) and Beginner's Luck (1935). He was married to Doris. He died of a heart attack on June 30, 1993 in Grapevine, Texas.

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The Woman in the Window (1944)

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Joan Bennett  •  Raymond Massey  •  Edmund Breon

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Joan Bennett  •  Raymond Massey  •  Edmund Breon

Bored of Education (1936)

Spanky and Alfalfa fake a toothache to get out of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Darla Hood  •  Carl Switzer  •  Eugene 'Porky' Lee  •  George McFarland

Spanky and Alfalfa fake a toothache to get out of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Darla Hood  •  Carl Switzer  •  Eugene 'Porky' Lee  •  George McFarland

General Spanky (1936)

Orphaned shoeshine boy Spanky is working on a Mississippi riverboat during the Civil War. There he befriends young runaway slave Buckwheat. After wronging a vicious gambler, Spanky and Buckwheat are forced to jump ship. Finding solace at a nearby house, the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred C. Newmeyer  •  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Phillips Holmes  •  Rosina Lawrence  •  Carl Switzer

Orphaned shoeshine boy Spanky is working on a Mississippi riverboat during the Civil War. There he befriends young runaway slave Buckwheat. After wronging a vicious gambler, Spanky and Buckwheat are forced to jump ship. Finding solace at a nearby house, the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred C. Newmeyer  •  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Phillips Holmes  •  Rosina Lawrence  •  Carl Switzer

Alfalfa's Aunt (1939)

Alfalfa's weird aunt Penelope pays a visit. She's working on a murder mystery novel, but Alfalfa thinks she's trying to murder him. It's up to the Spanky and the gang to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Carl Switzer  •  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas  •  Eugene 'Porky' Lee

Alfalfa's weird aunt Penelope pays a visit. She's working on a murder mystery novel, but Alfalfa thinks she's trying to murder him. It's up to the Spanky and the gang to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Carl Switzer  •  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas  •  Eugene 'Porky' Lee

Here Comes the Band (1935)

In this musical, a songwriter goes to court to claim the rights to his song that was stolen by an unscrupulous music publisher. He brings his girlfriend with him. Also going to court are the Jubilee singers, hillbillies, and some cowboys and Indians who demonstrate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sloane
CAST:  Ted Lewis  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Harry Stockwell  •  Ted Healy

In this musical, a songwriter goes to court to claim the rights to his song that was stolen by an unscrupulous music publisher. He brings his girlfriend with him. Also going to court are the Jubilee singers, hillbillies, and some cowboys and Indians who demonstrate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sloane
CAST:  Ted Lewis  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Harry Stockwell  •  Ted Healy

Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)

Miss Madeline Fane is a famous California screen star who has been devoted to her baby son Michael since her husband's death the previous year. One morning she awakens to find Michael has been kidnapped. After a day, she calls in the police, who instantly begin an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Dorothea Wieck  •  Alice Brady  •  Baby LeRoy  •  William Frawley

Miss Madeline Fane is a famous California screen star who has been devoted to her baby son Michael since her husband's death the previous year. One morning she awakens to find Michael has been kidnapped. After a day, she calls in the police, who instantly begin an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Dorothea Wieck  •  Alice Brady  •  Baby LeRoy  •  William Frawley

The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)

A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson is killed. Two types of New York City journalists descend on Cornwall, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Joan Blondell  •  Grant Mitchell  •  Vivienne Osborne  •  Adrienne Dore

A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson is killed. Two types of New York City journalists descend on Cornwall, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Joan Blondell  •  Grant Mitchell  •  Vivienne Osborne  •  Adrienne Dore

Johnny Doughboy (1942)

A grown-up Jane Withers is joined by a whole slew of former child stars in the lightweight Republic musical Johnny Doughboy. Withers capably essays the part of a teenaged movie star who tires of the spotlight and runs away from Hollywood. Adopting an alias, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John H. Auer
CAST:  Jane Withers  •  Henry Wilcoxon  •  Patrick Brook  •  William Demarest

A grown-up Jane Withers is joined by a whole slew of former child stars in the lightweight Republic musical Johnny Doughboy. Withers capably essays the part of a teenaged movie star who tires of the spotlight and runs away from Hollywood. Adopting an alias, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John H. Auer
CAST:  Jane Withers  •  Henry Wilcoxon  •  Patrick Brook  •  William Demarest

Day of Reckoning (1933)

In this brutal prison drama a hen-pecked husband is sentenced to prison after getting caught with his hand in the company till. He is sent to a high-rise facility in LA. It seems the fellow was only following the instructions of his domineering, constantly nagging ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Brabin
CAST:  Richard Dix  •  Madge Evans  •  Conway Tearle  •  Una Merkel

In this brutal prison drama a hen-pecked husband is sentenced to prison after getting caught with his hand in the company till. He is sent to a high-rise facility in LA. It seems the fellow was only following the instructions of his domineering, constantly nagging ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Brabin
CAST:  Richard Dix  •  Madge Evans  •  Conway Tearle  •  Una Merkel

Seeing Hands (1943)

This serious Pete Smith Specialty series entry encourages industry to hire people with disabilities to help with the war effort. As a boy, Ben Helwig was blinded in an accident while playing baseball. He eventually acquired a guide dog and now works in a defense plant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gunther von Fritsch
CAST:  Barbara Bedford  •  William Bishop  •  Robert Frazer  •  Russell Gleason

This serious Pete Smith Specialty series entry encourages industry to hire people with disabilities to help with the war effort. As a boy, Ben Helwig was blinded in an accident while playing baseball. He eventually acquired a guide dog and now works in a defense plant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gunther von Fritsch
CAST:  Barbara Bedford  •  William Bishop  •  Robert Frazer  •  Russell Gleason

The Aurora Encounter (1986)

A tiny alien lands in the small town Aurora in Texas in the times of the Wild West. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather sceptic and afraid. Ms. Peabels, teacher and new owner of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim McCullough Sr.
CAST:  Jack Elam  •  Carol Bagdasarian  •  Dottie West  •  Will Mitchell

A tiny alien lands in the small town Aurora in Texas in the times of the Wild West. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather sceptic and afraid. Ms. Peabels, teacher and new owner of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim McCullough Sr.
CAST:  Jack Elam  •  Carol Bagdasarian  •  Dottie West  •  Will Mitchell

Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)

Trouble-prone Billy Peck and his gang descend on a traveling circus that has just hit town, and before long their antics are causing the circus owner all kinds of problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward F. Cline
CAST:  Tommy Kelly  •  Ann Gillis  •  Edgar Kennedy  •  Benita Hume

Trouble-prone Billy Peck and his gang descend on a traveling circus that has just hit town, and before long their antics are causing the circus owner all kinds of problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward F. Cline
CAST:  Tommy Kelly  •  Ann Gillis  •  Edgar Kennedy  •  Benita Hume

Cowboy and the Senorita (1944)

Chip has inherited a supposedly worthless gold mine from her father and Craig Allen is about to buy it. Roy suspects the mine may be valuable and using a clue left by Chip's father, investigates. He finds the hidden shaft that contains the gold and with the posse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Kane
CAST:  Roy Rogers  •  Trigger  •  Mary Lee  •  Dale Evans

Chip has inherited a supposedly worthless gold mine from her father and Craig Allen is about to buy it. Roy suspects the mine may be valuable and using a clue left by Chip's father, investigates. He finds the hidden shaft that contains the gold and with the posse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Kane
CAST:  Roy Rogers  •  Trigger  •  Mary Lee  •  Dale Evans

Mighty Lak a Goat (1942)

The Our Gang gets splashed by mud from a passing car and so using some cleaning fluid to get rid of the mud; they unknowingly created a bad odour among themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Glazer
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Billy Laughlin  •  Billie Thomas  •  Ava Gardner

The Our Gang gets splashed by mud from a passing car and so using some cleaning fluid to get rid of the mud; they unknowingly created a bad odour among themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Glazer
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Billy Laughlin  •  Billie Thomas  •  Ava Gardner

All About Hash (1940)

Mickey's parents are constantly quarreling because his mother serves hash every Monday night. The kids decide to put on a radio skit to try to get them to stop fighting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  Carl Switzer  •  George McFarland  •  Darla Hood  •  Robert Blake

Mickey's parents are constantly quarreling because his mother serves hash every Monday night. The kids decide to put on a radio skit to try to get them to stop fighting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  Carl Switzer  •  George McFarland  •  Darla Hood  •  Robert Blake

Rover's Big Chance (1942)

Our Gang's dog, Rover, gets to audition for a movie studio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Glazer
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Robert Blake  •  Billie Thomas  •  Billy Laughlin

Our Gang's dog, Rover, gets to audition for a movie studio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Glazer
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Robert Blake  •  Billie Thomas  •  Billy Laughlin

1-2-3-Go! (1941)

While playing baseball, Mickey runs into the street to catch a fly ball and is struck by a car. When the gang visit him in the hospital they are appalled to find the ward populated by many other children injured in automobile accidents. The Our Gang kids resolve to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  Robert Blake  •  Billy Laughlin  •  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas

While playing baseball, Mickey runs into the street to catch a fly ball and is struck by a car. When the gang visit him in the hospital they are appalled to find the ward populated by many other children injured in automobile accidents. The Our Gang kids resolve to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  Robert Blake  •  Billy Laughlin  •  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas

Ye Olde Minstrels (1941)

The gang puts on a show to raise money for the Red Cross.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas  •  Darla Hood  •  Robert Blake

The gang puts on a show to raise money for the Red Cross.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas  •  Darla Hood  •  Robert Blake

Robot Wrecks (1941)

Spanky and the gang discover a demonstration of a "human-like" robot named Volto and are inspired to create a robot themselves to do their chores for them. Slicker Walburn convinces them they will need "invisible rays" to bring it to life which he just happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  Margaret Bert  •  Robert Blake  •  Billy Bletcher  •  Darla Hood

Spanky and the gang discover a demonstration of a "human-like" robot named Volto and are inspired to create a robot themselves to do their chores for them. Slicker Walburn convinces them they will need "invisible rays" to bring it to life which he just happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  Margaret Bert  •  Robert Blake  •  Billy Bletcher  •  Darla Hood

Goin' Fishin' (1940)

The gang is going fishing and wants to get an early start, but they end up causing all sorts of problems for the passengers of a city bus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas  •  Carl Switzer  •  Robert Blake

The gang is going fishing and wants to get an early start, but they end up causing all sorts of problems for the passengers of a city bus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward L. Cahn
CAST:  George McFarland  •  Billie Thomas  •  Carl Switzer  •  Robert Blake
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