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Miss Crabtree, the teacher Jackie has a crush on, rents a room at Jackie's house.

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Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Norman 'Chubby' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Echo (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ...
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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May Wallace ...
May Wallace Cooper
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Miss Crabtree, the teacher Jackie has a crush on, rents a room at Jackie's house.

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Family | Comedy | Short

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14 February 1931 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The two blonde headed damsels' verbal introduction, of three shorts, Teacher's Pet (1930), School's Out (1930) & Love Business (1931), was mainly to introduce real blonde, Jackie Cooper and June Marlowe as the group's new teacher, Miss. Crabtree, (wearing a blonde wig). See more »

Goofs

After Chubby gives Miss Crabtree the candy heart, you can tell the hands holding the candy are drawn hands and not Miss Crabtree's. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: [about Miss Crabtree] She smells like a bunch of flowers, all roses and stuff.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Love Business is another great Our Gang short
22 October 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Love Business, is the one hundred fourth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the sixteenth talkie. Jackie is so in love with Miss Crabtree, he always looks at her picture and says, "I love you" constantly to the consternation of Wheezer who's always hugged and kissed by him when they're sleeping together! Now she's a border at his house. Chubby is also crushing on her heavily and when he finds out, comes to the house later that day in order to court her! I'll stop there and just say this was the funniest of the Jackie/Miss Crabtree trilogy in the series with great punchlines provided by Wheezer, Stymie, Mary Ann, and Dorothy. And June Marlowe is, as always, utterly charming as the pretty teacher. So on that note, Love Business is highly recommended.


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