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

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Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Norman 'Chubby' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Echo (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ...
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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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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Jackie: No, perfume!
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Crazy Credits

The Opening Credits of three Hal Roach "Little Rascal" shorts, that are two-reel film shorts are verbally introduced by identical twin sisters, Betty Mae Crane & Beverly Crane, instead of being printed on screen. The duo verbally verbally introduced just three "Little Rascals" films. They are Teacher's Pet (1930) School's Out (1930) and Love Business (1931). During their rotating verbal introduction, one starts with the names of the director(s), name, then the other says the producer(s) & they keep rotating (back and forth) until they verbally mention all other all other leading staff member names, then the title of the short that is/was about to be played. After their co-introductions are completed, they conclude with a quick and light bow and they speak in unison, to the theatre audience, saying "We thank you". Then in two to three seconds, the short, they very politely and verbally introduced, with the title's top staff members' proper names are completed, the short begins. See more »

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

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Yearning
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Love Business (1931)

*** (out of 4)

Our Gang short has Jackie's crush on Miss Crabtree (June Marlowe) growing and growing but things take a turn for the good when she rents a room in his parent's house. The good vibes quickly go away when he learns that Chubby plans on asking her to marry him. This is another winner in the early part of the series and once again a lot of its charm comes from Marlowe. While I wouldn't say she gives a good performance I do this she's awfully cute in her role and manages to be quite charming as the teacher all the kids have a crush on. There are many funny moments in the film including one around the dunner table where moth balls have fallen into the soup. Another funny scene, and the highlight, happens when Chubby comes calling with flowers and candy. Matthew 'Stymie' Beard steals the film in his few scenes.


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