A kindly old schoolteacher helps the gang escape from a cruel boarding school, but they wind up in a bootlegger's booby-trapped house.

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Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ...
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis ...
Jack (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ...
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Andy Samuel ...
Andy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Daniels ...
Pop Malone
Helen Gilmore ...
Mother Malone
Clara Guiol ...
Household Helper
Wallace Howe ...
Sheriff
Charles Stevenson ...
Bootlegger
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A kindly old schoolteacher helps the gang escape from a cruel boarding school, but they wind up in a bootlegger's booby-trapped house.

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Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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Boys to Board was an average "Our Gang" comedy
2 February 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Boys to Board, the tenth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the last one directed by Tom McNamara, is the old hat story of orphan kids being stuck in a boarding school with perhaps the meanest schoolmaster in Mother Malone. Her husband, Pop Malone, is too reticent to even confront her, busy as he is reading pulp westerns under the textbook that he's supposed to look at. After Sunshine Sammy arrives and causes havoc, Mrs. Malone punishes him by making him wash dishes. The rest of the gang resolve to escape later that night with Sammy and Mr. Malone...While there's some amusing gags early on like Pop Malone's hair raising up when he reads something exciting in his western book or the cat on top of a lounge chair being sent to the chandelier after Pete the Pup rushes to the front of the chair hard, the overall effort was a little blah after a while. And it's so obvious that many of the "nighttime" scenes were shot in broad daylight. Still, it ends on a good note and I loved the LeRoy Shield music the YouTube poster added to this silent that brings back such memories of the talkie "Little Rascals" shorts I used to watch on weekday afternoons on WBRZ-TV in the late '70s. So to any fan of the gang and silent comedy, Boys to Board is worth checking out once. P.S. Pop Malone was portrayed by Richard Daniels, Mickey's father.


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