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Release Date:
11 October 1930 (USA) See more »
Jackie prepares a series of elaborate jokes for his new teacher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cute...and a nice chance for Jackie to show he was quite the actor. See more (5 total) »


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Jackie Cooper ... Jackie
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Hercules
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy
Buddy McDonald ... Buddy
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann
Donald Haines ... Don
Artye Folz ... Girl Hit With Pea

June Marlowe ... Miss Crabtree
Baldwin Cooke ... First Caterer
Betty Mae Crane ... Talking titles
Beverly Crane ... Talking titles
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Courtright ... Old man
Gordon Douglas ... Second Caterer
Mildred Kornman ... Student
Bobby Mallon ... Student
Barbara Roach ... Student
Billy Seay ... Student
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Directed by
Robert F. McGowan  (as Robert McGowan)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert F. McGowan  story (uncredited)
H.M. Walker  dialogue

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leroy Shield (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... sound recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Other crew
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Hal Roach .... presenter

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Jackie Cooper revealed in an television interview that, for his crying scene, his grandmother pinched his leg several times and slapped to get him to cry. Cooper said this was one of several abusive incidents that occurred between himself and his grandmother during his Our Gang tenure.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Miss Crabtree "sends" Buddy home with the others, even though no-one has come to say that he needs to go home, unlike the rest.See more »
Miss June Crabtree:I hope the children like me.
Old man:Oh, they'll like you alright. We'll have the cake and ice cream down to the school right on time.
[Miss Crabtree drives away]
Old man:Ummm... Wow! I wouldn't mind going back to school myself!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Bored of Education (1936)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Cute...and a nice chance for Jackie to show he was quite the actor., 28 November 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The gang's beloved teacher is leaving because she's getting married. When they hear that their new teacher is named Miss Crabtree, they assume she's a nasty old prune--and the kids plan a series of horrible pranks to play on her to get her to leave. However, Jackie meets the new teacher and doesn't realize it's her--and he's infatuated with her! Won't he be surprised when he goes to school! But what about all those nasty pranks?!

Jackie Cooper has his best opportunity to shine as a member of Our Gang in this one. And, quite frankly, he's adorable and very good in the lead. Also, this film is important because it marks the first appearance by Stymie Beard's--who would eventually replace Farina and become one of the more beloved members of this ensemble cast. It also gives Wheezer a chance to upstage them all in his small appearance near the end. Overall, one of the more entertaining episodes of Our Gang--and one well worth seeing. It's sweet and fun from start to finish.

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