|Fair and Muddy|
|Directed by||Charley Oelze|
|Written by||H. M. Walker|
|Produced by||Robert F. McGowan|
Jay R. Smith
Pete the Pup
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
Fair and Muddy is a 1928 Our Gang short silent comedy film directed by Charley Oelze. It was the 75th Our Gang short that was released and was considered to be lost. A print of the film was later discovered in Europe in 2008.
The gang live at the Gramercy Orphanage operated by Grandpa and Grandma Evans. Next door to the orphanage lives Amanda Schultz, a child-hating spinster who has a drawer full of confiscated baseballs that she has taken from the kids. However, Amanda starts acting nice towards the gang after she receives a telegram stating that she must acquire a child of her own in order to inherit a bequest from a rich uncle.
Grandpa Evans is suspicious of Amanda's actions and tells the kids to make life miserable for her. The gang stick Amanda with pins, attack her chauffeur with a pea shooter and set her friend ablaze. Then a rival gang arrives and a mud battle ensues. Amanda joins the mud bath and ends up winning it for the gang. This experience softens her as she realizes that gang made her feel like a child again.
- Joe Cobb as Joe
- Jackie Condon as Jackie
- Jean Darling as Jean
- Allen Hoskins as Farina
- Bobby Hutchins as Wheezer
- Mildred Kornman as Mildred
- Jay R. Smith as Jay
- Harry Spear as Harry
- Pete the Pup as Pansy
- Johnny Aber as Kid at orphanage
- Bobby Dean as Fat kid at the orphanage
- Donnie Smith as Kid at orphanage
- Bobby Young as Rival gang member
- Edgar Dearing as Motorcycle cop
- Alfred Fisher as Grandpa Evans
- Charles King as Chauffeur
- Florence Lee as Grandma Evans
- Lillianne Leighton as Mrs. Amanda Schultz
- Sam Lufkin as Man laughing
- Patsy O'Byrne as Character part unknown
- Carolina "Spike" Rankin as Alvira
- Charley Young as Man checking tire
- "Silent Era: Fair and Muddy". silentera. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2008.
- Hal Erickson (2011). "New York Times: Fair and Muddy". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2008.