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Release Date:
2 February 1932 (USA) See more »
Tired of going to school, Breezy comes up with a plan to get himself expelled. | Full synopsis »
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Mindless fun... See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)
Sherwood Bailey ... Sherwood (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... 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

June Marlowe ... Miss June Crabtree
Lyle Tayo ... Brisbane's mother
May Wallace ... Wheezer's mother

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan  (as Robert McGowan)
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (dialogue)

Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer (as Robert McGowan)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Music Department
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Harry Lucenay .... animal trainer
Hal Roach .... presenter

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Additional Details

USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

This was June Marlowe's final Our Gang appearance as their teacher, "Miss Crabtree".See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) (TV)See more »
Dash And DotSee more »


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Mindless fun..., 2 December 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

My calling this 'mindless fun' isn't really a criticism--it's just pointing out that this particular short doesn't have an especially deep story but it is quite silly and enjoyable.

The first day of school has come and most of the kids seem excited to go to school--most except for Breezy. He sees no need for school and his father accidentally gives the boy the idea that he could get expelled if he's really bad--and Breezy plans to be just awful. But instead of being bad in an obvious way, he does a lot of things to drive the teacher crazy and get the other kids in trouble. And, when he thinks he's gotten what he wants, he isn't so sure if he really wanted that after all.

Cute and inconsequential--this one has more laughs and less story than usual. However, the very end made me wonder if perhaps Pete the Pup needed an ophthalmologist!

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