MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 73,690 this week

Love Business (1931)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 135 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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

Director:

(as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

(dialogue)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 19 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 109 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1302 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Love Business" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Business (1931)

Love Business (1931) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love Business.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boxing Gloves (1929)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Harry and Farina promote a boxing match between Joe and Chubby.

Director: Robert A. McGowan
Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Joe Cobb, Jean Darling
Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Dogs Is Dogs (1931)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Wheezer and Dorothy are forced to live with her evil stepmother and her brat son.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Hal Roach's Rascals, Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Bear Shooters (1930)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While on a camping trip, the gang comes across poachers.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Certificate: Passed Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A small boy is instrumental in a famous Civil War victory.

Directors: Gordon Douglas, Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Phillips Holmes, Ralph Morgan
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Tommy Bond
The Pooch (1932)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The gang tries to save Petey from the dogcatcher.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The gang goes to a circus sideshow to visit Dickie and Spanky's uncle, mistakenly believing he is "The Wild Man from Borneo."

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Tommy Bond, Dorothy DeBorba
Spanky (1932)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While staging a play, Spanky finds his father's hiding place for the family "fortune."

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Free Wheeling (1932)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Stymie takes Dickie for a ride in his runaway car and cures his stiff neck.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Kendall McComas
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The gang ignores the warning of a local cop and goes exploring in a haunted house.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Norman 'Chubby' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
...
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:
...
May Wallace ...
May Wallace Cooper
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 February 1931 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The date of release of 1931's Valentine' Day, was Saturday, February 14th, 1931. (It was one day after superstition day to some, "Friday, the 13th"). 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'a mother: How's the soup?
Miss June Crabtree: Oh, it's delicious! Only I'm affraid it's a little too rich for me.
Jackie'a mother: Oh, I'm sorry.
Jackie: Tastes like mothballs
[Mom kicks Jackie's shin under the table]
Jackie: I swollered it!
Mary Ann: Tastes like Pa's breath would smell.
[Mom repeats shin kicking business on Mary]
Mary Ann: I did too!
Wheezer: Tastes more like axel grease. Owwwwwww! Quit pinching me!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits of 3 "Little Rascals" shorts were verbally spoken by identical twin sisters, instead of being printed on the screen. The duo verbally speak the names of the producer, the director & other staff members' names. Then they concluded speaking the title & then they did a light bow & they gently spoke in unison, saying "We thank you". The 3 shorts titles are Teacher's Pet (1930), School's Out (1930) & Love Business (1931). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You Gotta Love "Love Business"
29 July 2000 | by (Greenville SC) – See all my reviews

One of my all-time favorite "Our Gang" shorts, starring the inimitable Jackie Cooper, the ever-engaging Mary Ann Jackson and the hysterical Norman "Chubby" Chaney. Jackie, in love with Miss Crabtree, is worried when she comes to board at his mother's house; how will it be to have the object of his affection under the same roof? Kid Brother Wheezer is delighted, however, telling Miss Crabtree, "Now Jackie can sleep with YOU and call YOU tootsie-tootsie and moonie-moonie." (Jackie's dreams of Miss Crabtree have been disturbing Wheezer's sleep.) Adding to Jackie's distress is Farina's contention that Jackie will have to "slick up" since the teacher is living with him. (Stymie demurs, proclaiming, "I wouldn't wash MY feet for NOBODY!")

Jackie's problems become worse when Chubby shows up to give Miss Crabtree flowers and candy and tells her, "Don't call me Norman, call me Chubsy-Ubsy!" When she kisses him, he bounces up and down, yelling "Whoopee!" But when he begins to court the fragile beauty, saying, "Oh, Miss Crabtree, there's something lying heavy on my heart," Jackie appears, threatening, "Oh, Chubsy-Ubsy, there's going to be something lying heavy on your nose!"

It is always poignant to watch a film like "Love Business," knowing what history had in store for those adorable kids: Chubby died at age 18, Wheezer at 20; Stymie became a druggie (but cleaned up his act in adulthood and was a well-loved character actor until his death); June Marlowe (Miss Crabtree) got Parkinson's disease; and even Pete the Pup got bum-rapped because he was a pit bull. But tragedy cannot dim the luster of the "Our Gang" films because, for the most part, they were so well-done.

Thank God for films like "Love Business," in which the teacher can kiss a kid and not get sued, where a woman can serve mothball soup and not even make anyone sick, and where a schoolboy rivalry over who loves the teacher doesn't result in a showdown with assault weapons. That kind of innocence doesn't exist anymore. But though it's so very innocent, "Love Business" is also so very, very funny.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Love Business (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?