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School's Out -- This Our Gang comedy classic has Miss Crabtree's brother showing up for a lunch visit and the Gang mistakes him for a suitor. Thinking that he'll marry her and take her away from the school, the Gang begins to tell him tales about how she would not be a suitable wife for him. Once the truth of the man's identity comes out, everyone has a good laugh.


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Release Date:
22 November 1930 (USA) See more »
The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby Chaney (as Hal Roach's Rascals)

Jackie Cooper ... 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 ... Student
Bobby Mallon ... Bobby Mallon

June Marlowe ... Miss Crabtree
Barbara Roach ... Student
Billy Seay ... Student
Lyle Tayo ... Lady walking by stream

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (dialogue)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier 
Casting by
Jack Roach (uncredited)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Music Department
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Harry Lucenay .... animal trainer
Hal Roach .... presenter

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20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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The release date, Saturday, November, 22nd, 1930, was 33 years before assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald killed President, John F. Kennedy, in Dallas, Texas, as a motorcade parade was in progress, Friday afternoon, November 22nd, 1963.See more »
Miss June Crabtree:[asking the children different questions] Jackie Cooper!
[Jackie stands up]
Miss June Crabtree:Who was the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
Jackie:Lon Chaney!
[Miss Crabtree is surprised at the answer, and Jackie sits down]
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Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
It's am awfully cute little film, 27 November 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a pretty adorable short featuring the Little Rascals and I'm not usually a fan of their films. This film is not among the earlier Rascals films (they were silents) and this was done well before Spanky and Alfalfa joined the group.

The breakout star among the kids was Jackie Cooper--who later went on to great stardom. However, I was surprised to see that although Farina played a very stereotypical Black child (in this film, talking about wanting to eat watermelon as well as the fact that his dad is in and out of jail--two awful stereotypes), he was actually the highest paid member of the group at the time according to IMDb--so I guess he had the last laugh! Also featured is "Chubby" Chaney--a very, very sad individual indeed. Although he was very, very obese and appeared to be about 8 or 9, he was actually 16 at the time this was made and died a few years later of some glandular condition!!

As for the plot, Jackie is concerned that now that summer vacation is approaching, their beloved teacher might not come back next year--since she's pretty and probably plans on getting married. About the same time, the teacher's brother is in town and the kids mistake him for her boyfriend and play some mean tricks on him to try to chase him away and keep her single! The whole routine is awfully funny and considering how cute the kids act, you can't help but like this film. Unlike many of the later films that had a lot of action, this one is slower paced but much higher on the charm scale.

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