Ernie Morrison (center).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as [Donkey Delivery Company]
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Cast: Ernie Morrison [Sunshine Sammy], Mickey Daniels [Mickey], Jackie Condon [Jackie], Peggy Cartwright [Peggy], Mary Kornman [Mary], John Hatton [merchant], Anna Mae Bilson [widow], [?] Winston Doty?, [?] Weston Doty?, [?] Monte O’Grady?, [?] Jackie Davis?, Dinah the mule
Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated, production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Hal Roach. From a screen story by Hal Roach. Production supervised by Charles Parrott (Charley Chase). Grip, Louie Anderson. Intertitles by H.M. Walker. / Released 5 November 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Roach production A-1. The film was originally directed by Fred Newmeyer and was shot on 3-17 January 1922, with retakes on 18-19 January 1922, but Newmeyer’s footage was scrapped after test previews in Los Angeles, California, and the film was reshot by McGowan on 2-17 February 1922. The first ‘Our Gang’ production, but released third chronologically. Approximately half of the film is thought to survive. A 16mm reduction print (approximately 4 minutes of footage) was offered for sale on eBay in 2002.
Survival status: Incomplete prints exist [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: African-Americans - Children - Mortgages - Mules - Our Gang
Listing updated: 26 January 2015.
References: Gulick-Rascals pp. 6, 10, 78; Maltin-Little pp. 10-11 : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Joe Moore.