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Readin' and Writin' (1932)

Tired of going to school, Breezy comes up with a plan to get himself expelled.

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(as Robert McGowan)

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(dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sherwood Bailey ...
Sherwood (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Kendall McComas ...
Brisbane (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Carlena Beard ...
Marmalade (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
The Fruit Vendor
Otto Fries ...
The Blacksmith
Donald Haines ...
Donald
...
Lyle Tayo ...
Brisbane's Mother
May Wallace ...
Wheezer's Mother
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Tired of going to school, Breezy comes up with a plan to get himself expelled.

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Short | Family | Comedy

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2 February 1932 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was June Marlowe's final Our Gang appearance as their teacher, "Miss Crabtree". See more »

Quotes

The blacksmith: I led my class in all my subjects. I really *wanted* to be president.
Breezy Brisbane: And all you turned out to be is a punk blacksmith!
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Connections

Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Hide And Go Seek
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Back to school with the gang.
19 March 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

This charming Our Gang short follows Breezy as he attempts to get expelled from school. After he does get expelled, he has a change of heart and comes back to Miss Crabtree teary-eyed. This film features some great moments from Wheezer and Stymie, a hilarious poem recital by Sherman, and an ending that made me cry when I was kid. My only complaint is that the ending with the skunk is way too abrupt.


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