Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Hall 2020

- Escape: Puzzle of Fear 2020

- Camera Test Subject 2020

- Uncle Peckerhead 2020

- Lake Michigan Monster 2018

- Shifter 2020

- The Gesture and the Word 2020

- Meow Mixer 2020

- Range Runners 2019

- Sinful 2020

- The Devil's Pit - Last Stop 2019

- You're on the Air 2018

- Space 2020

- Woke 2020

- Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey 2015

- Al-Masry Life 2020

- Invasion Earth 2016

- Undercover Vice: Strapped for Danger Part II 2020

- Parallax 2020

- Limbo 2019

- Day 13 2020

- Where Sleeping Dogs Lie 2019

- The Jungle of Accounting 2020

- The Last Five Days 2020

- Baby Frankenstein 2018

- Dream Demon 1988

- A Kidnap 2020

- Blood Vessel 2019

- Sister Tempest 2020

- All Hail the Popcorn King 2020

- The Prince of Porn 2002

- Strange Files - Goodie-Goodie 2020

- The Tent 2020

- Dead Dicks 2019

- Parts Unknown 2018

- Two Ways to Go West 2020

- Incident at Guilt Ridge 2020

- Root of the Problem 2019

- Pit Stop 2019

- The Luring 2019

- The Madness Within 2019

- Klink Klunk Klonk 2020

- Heartbeat 2020

- Cooties 2020

- The Arrangement 2020

- Ripper Tour 2018

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Curley
The Adventures of Curley and His Gang

USA 1947
produced by
Robert F. McGowan, Hal Roach jr (executive) for Hal Roach Studios/United Artists
directed by Bernard Carr
starring Larry Olsen, Frances Rafferty, Eilene Janssen, Dale Belding, Peter Miles (as Gerald Perreau), Ardda Lynwood, Kathleen Howard, Edna Holland, Rene Beard, Donald King, Billy Andrews, Guy Beach, Billy Gray, Gene Holland, George McDonald, James Menzies, Thomas Menzies, Georgie Nokes, Robert Bentley, Helen Brown, Ferris Taylor, Jim Farley, Eddie Dunn, Syd Saylor, Fred Trowbridge, Kermit Maynard
story by Dorothy Davenport (as Dorothy Reid), Robert F. McGowan, screenplay by Mary McCarthy, music by Heinz Roemheld

Curley and His Gang

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


Curley (Larry Olsen) and his classmates are distraught because they lose their beloved teacher (Helen Brown) in marriage to an army man (Robert Bentley), and then Curley finds out (or thinks he does) his new teacher is an old dragon (Edna Holland), so he and his friends decide to play some nasty pranks on her to chase her off. On his way to school though, Curley hails a ride with lovely Mildred (Frances Rafferty), and he spills out all the tricks they want to play on the teacher to her ... to later in class learn that Milded is in fact their new teacher, and knowing about all the little tricks, she makes sure they backfire with nobody coming to actual harm. Only Curley's coup de grace, to smoke out the classroom, goes off by accident, leaving him in tears and running away - and it leaves Mildred puzzled, as she was sure she had already figured him out and diffused the situation.

The afternoon of her first day, Mildred takes the kids to a picnic, only Curley's too ashamed to come as he thinks he has made her lose her job. Mildred though is a hit with the other kids, and gets a raving appraisal, and eventually she manages to track down Curley to make up with him over icecream and cake.

 

Curley was Hal Roach's attempt to come up with a new series (shot in somewhat unreal CineColor) to rival the success of his former superhit Our Gang - but after just one more film (Who Killed Doc Robbin?) the series was scrapped, and frankly from watching this movie it's not hard to see why: Most of the gags in the film seem stale, the "cute kids" angle is over-emphasized to a degree that the story is smothered ... and really, there isn't much of a story in the first place, the main conflict (Curley being embarrassed by what he did to his teacher) is lame, its resolution a non-climax, and the way to get to the resolution lacks excitement. Really, there are better ways to kill some 50-odd minutes.

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Curley
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Curley here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Curley at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD