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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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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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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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Mary Ann Jackson tells Miss Crabtree June Marlowe in one scene, "We hope you don't get married until you're 80 years old." Coincidentally, that's how old June Marlowe was when she died in 1984.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 »
CrabtreeSee more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Follow up to "Teacher's Pet" hits the mark, 31 January 2005
Author: jimtinder from US

Jackie, who has a crush on his teacher, Miss Crabtree, is afraid that she will get married and leave the school. When a strange man comes around the school asking for Miss Crabtree, Jackie and the gang are convinced he's going to marry her. They tell the stranger several stories about her -- saying she puts red stuff on her lips, has two sets of false teeth, one wooden leg, two husbands, and twenty-one kids. Unknown to the gang, the man is actually Miss Crabtree's brother! What will happen to the gang when Miss Crabtree finds out?

"School's Out" is a sequel to the Little Rascals film "Teacher's Pet," and is a fine follow-up for Hal Roach and company. The laughs are constant throughout the film, and the kids are so natural that you would swear you are watching a real situation. The feelings they display are genuine; they truly love their teacher and don't want to see here go anywhere.

Much of the dialogue in "School's Out" is hilarious; Roach dialogue writer "Beanie" Walker deserves the credit. Some lines slipped past the censors! When Miss Crabtree is driving the children to school, they are steadfast in saying they will never get married. Farina says, "I'm not getting married, and I'm raising my children the same way!" Mary Ann states, "I heard my mother say she made my father marry her!" Out of the mouths of babes...

Miss Crabtree's brother is played by Creighton Hale, an actor with greater silent screen credits than talkies ("The Cat and the Canary" is perhaps his most famous silent role). Most of his talkie career went unnoticed in uncredited roles. This appearance, and his two later Rascal roles in "Big Ears" and "Free Wheeling," are undoubtedly his most familiar talkie roles. He displays enough feigned surprise at the gang's comments about his sister to warrant laughter.

If you loved "Teacher's Pet," you'll love "School's Out." A finer comedy sequel would be tough to find in any decade. 9 out of 10.

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