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Unexpected Riches is a 1942 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Herbert Glazer. It was the 211th Our Gang short (211th episode, 122nd talking short, 123rd talking episode, and 42nd MGM produced episode).

Unexpected Riches
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Directed byHerbert Glazer
Written byHal Law
Robert A. McGowan
StarringGeorge McFarland
Billie Thomas
Billy Laughlin
Bobby Blake
CinematographyCharles Shoenbaum
Edited byLeon Borgeau
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 28, 1942 (1942-11-28)
Running time
CountryUnited States



Weighing themselves on a penny machine, the gang receives a fortune card predicting that they will receive "unexpected riches." Acting upon this, the kids decide to dig for buried treasure, using a fraudulent map provided by one of their wise-guy acquaintances. Though the treasure hunt comes a-cropper, the fortune card's prediction comes true in an unexpected fashion.[1]


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Unexpected Riches is the last appearance of George McFarland as Spanky, ending his eleven-year tenure with the series. Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas would remain the only holdover from the Hal Roach Our Gang era to stay with the series until its end in 1944.

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  1. ^ Crowther, Bosley. "New York Times: Unexpected-Riches". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-08.

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