Glove Taps

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Glove Taps
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Directed by Gordon Douglas
Produced by Hal Roach
Music by Marvin Hatley
Cinematography Art Lloyd
Edited by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 20, 1937 (1937-02-20)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Glove Taps is a 1937 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Gordon Douglas. It was the 151st Our Gang short (152nd episode, 63rd talking short, and 64th talking episode) that was released.


Butch explains that he clobbers every kid in school to prove that he is in charge. By a fluke, weak-kneed Alfalfa is chosen to face Butch in the barnyard boxing ring—and he has only one day to train for the big bout.


  • After appearing as a peripheral player in several earlier Our Gang shorts, Tommy Bond made a spectacular return to the series in Glove Taps. Here and in all future appearances, Bond is cast as neighborhood bully Butch, the bane of the existence of Spanky McFarland, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer and the rest of the Gang.
  • Another Our Ganger debuts as Glove Taps Marks the first appearance of Darwood Kaye.
  • The background music in this one-reel comedy came from Marvin Hatley's Oscar-nominated score for the Laurel and Hardy feature Way Out West.[1]


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

Extra kids[edit]

Hugh Chapman, John Collum, Rex Downing, Larry Harris, Joe Levine, Jackie Lindquist, Donald Proffitt, Hugh Sheridan, Harold Switzer, Jerry Tucker, Bobs Watson, Robert Winkler

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New York Times: Glove Taps". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 

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