Who Killed Doc Robbin?

Who Killed Doc Robbin?

Director: Bernard Carr Cast: Don Castle, George Zucco, Whitford Kane

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Overview

Producer Hal Roach's postwar attempt to create a new bunch of "Our Gang" kids resulted in two misfire Cinecolor comedies, the second of which was Who Killed Doc Robbin. Heading this unappealing new crop of youngsters is Jackie Cooper lookalike Larry Olsen as Curley, who enters the story when sinister scientist Doc Robbin (George Zucco) disappears after a lab explosion as is presumed murdered. The most likely suspect is kindly old Dan (Whitford Kane), and Curley and his pals intend to prove Dan's innocence. To do this, they must snoop around Robbin's spooky old house, leading to a series of "fright" gags that were old when Harold Lloyd did them back in 1921. In the tradition of the earlier Our Gang comedies, Who Killed Doc Robbin features a pair of black kids, one of whom is Renee Beard, the brother of 1930s Our Gang favorite Matthew "Stymie" Beard. Originally released in tandem with the Hal Roach streamliner Here Comes Trouble, Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin was later combined with its predecessor Curley (1948) into a single feature titled Curley and His Gang in the Haunted Mansion.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0889290274366
Original Release: 1948
Source: Film Detective
Time: 0:55:00
Sales rank: 68,364

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Castle Defense Attorney
George Zucco Doc Robbin
Whitford Kane Dan
Claire Du Brey Housekeeper
Grant Mitchell Judge
Larry Olsen Curley
Eilene Janssen Betty
Dale Belding Speck
Renee Beard Dis
Donald King Dat
Bernard Carr Actor
Virginia Grey Ann Loring
Little Rascals Actor
Peter Miles Dudley

Technical Credits
Bernard Carr Director
John W. Boyle Cinematographer
Maurice Geraghty Screenwriter
Burris Grimwood Makeup
Robert F. McGowan Producer
Jerome Pycha Art Director
Dorothy Reid Screenwriter
Hal Roach Producer
Heinz Roemheld Musical Direction/Supervision
Roy Seawright Special Effects
Art Seid Editor
William L. Stevens Set Decoration/Design

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