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The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him.



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Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby Chaney (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann Jackson (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donald Haines (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald ...
Buddy O'Donnell (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ...
Robert 'Bonedust' (as Bobby Young)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Mae Crane ...
Talking titles
Beverly Crane ...
Talking titles
Douglas Greer ...
Douglas Greer
Creighton Hale ...
Jack Crabtree (Miss Crabtree's brother)
Mildred Kornman ...


The schoolchildren lost their last teacher because she got married and quit her job. When the brother of their teacher Miss Crabtree comes to visit, the children mistake him for a suitor. The children tell abominable lies about Miss Crabtree to try to discourage the man. Meanwhile, one of the children is selling answers to the upcoming oral exam. Unfortunately for the students, the young entrepreneur used a book of minstrelsy and blackface as his source for the "answers". Written by Ken Miller <>

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Comedy | Family | Short





Release Date:

22 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Férias de Verão  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mary Ann Jackson's answer to the question of "What did George Washington say, when crossing the Delaware?" is a reference to the Helen Kane song "What Did Cleopatra Say?", which was introduced in "Paramount On Parade" (1930). See more »


Miss June Crabtree: [calls on Farina] Farina!
[Farina stands up]
Miss June Crabtree: What was Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits of three Hal Roach "Little Rascals" shorts were verbally introduced by identical twin sisters, instead of being printed on screen. The duo verbally introduced Teacher's Pet (1930) School's Out (1930) and Love Business (1931) the director(s) name, the producer(s) name, and other leading staff member names, then the title, of the short that is about to play. After their introductions were completed, they concluded with a short bow and spoke in unison, to the audience saying "We thank you". See more »


References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) See more »


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School's Out is a worthy follow-up to the previous Our Gang short, Teacher's Pet
18 October 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, School's Out, is the one hundred second in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the fourteenth talkie. After the printed title of "Our Gang Comedies-Hal Roach presents His Rascals in School's Out" and Beverly and Betty Mae Crane mention the production credits, we see Jackie passing a petition to the rest of the gang to continue school for the summer as he's afraid Miss Crabtree-who he has a massive crush on-will get married like the previous teacher and leave her job. I'll stop there and just say that while there might be some uncomfortable stereotypical humor-Farina mentions looking forward to some watermelon, his dad is in jail, and the cover of a Minstrel joke book is shown-this was a mostly harmless and very funny short and it's almost as good as its predecessor, Teacher's Pet. Once again, June Marlowe is very charming as Miss Crabtree. So on that note, School's Out is highly recommended.

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