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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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Teacher's Pet was the first really great entry in the talkie Our Gang series See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)

Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (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 (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald ... Buddy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baldwin Cooke ... First Caterer
William Courtright ... Old man
Betty Mae Crane ... Talking titles
Beverly Crane ... Talking titles
Gordon Douglas ... Second Caterer
Artye Folz ... Girl Hit With Pea
Donald Haines ... Don
Mildred Kornman ... Student
Bobby Mallon ... Student

June Marlowe ... Miss Crabtree
Barbara Roach ... Student
Billy Seay ... Student

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)
Casting by
Jack Roach (uncredited)
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 a 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:
Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) (TV)See more »
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Teacher's Pet was the first really great entry in the talkie Our Gang series, 18 October 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This Hal Roach comedy short, Teacher's Pet, is the one hundred first in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the thirteenth talkie. This is the one that really showcased Jackie Cooper's charisma as a child actor and would eventually lead him away from the series into starring exclusively in feature films. He leads the gang in playing pranks on the new teacher they find out is named Miss Crabtree who they think is someone-well, certainly not pretty as she eventually turns out to be as played for the first time by June Marlowe. I'll just say that this short is one of the most charming of the series with just the right amount of laughs to offset whatever sadness one may feel about doing something so cruel to someone as beautiful as this new teacher. So on that note, I highly recommend Teacher's Pet. P.S. This film marked the debut of one Matthew Beard who'd eventually be called Stymie in the series but here is called Hercules. It's also the first in the series to open with what would become the theme song-"Good Old Days" by LeRoy Shield. And it would be the first in the series to have "talking opening credits"-that is, a couple of ladies-Beverly and Betty Mae Crane-would announce the title and production credits instead of them being printed on screen. They'd do this also for subsequent Our Gang shorts School's Out and Love Business. And Richard W. Bann-co-author of the book "The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang"-provides nice commentary on disc 2 of The Little Rascals Collection DVD during this short.

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