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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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one of the best Rascals films!!!! 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 »
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one of the best Rascals films!!!!, 29 August 1999
Author: Slick-53 from Baton Rouge, La.

Breezy Brisbane, real name Kendall McComas, gives an excellent performace. Breezy is a wise guy (smart ellecky) and is constantly nagged by his mother (Lyle Tayo) becuase she wants him to be president. But he wants to be a streetcar conductor becuase "Boy, do they pick up the nickels!". Breezy wants to be kicked out so he TRIES to get expelled. After doing several things the teacher Miss Crabtree (played by June Marlowe) tells Breezy that he has one last chance, but he was to recite Sherwood's silly poem in front of the class, but Breezy replies, "I wouldn't recite this junk in front of a group of calf!" so Miss Crabtree expells him. When Breezy thinks he has triumph, he realizes that he can't doing anything now that hes kicked out. He can't go home, theres no kids to play with. So with much regret and lots of tears he decides to recite the poem in front of the class, only to get laughed and teased at.

This a excellent short, one of the best of the Rascals shorts ever made. It's ironic that the blacksmith that Breezy passes by says that wise guys like him never amount to anything. Well, in 1982 i think Breezy killed himself. Sad. He only appeared in ten shorts of the 1932-33 season, he is one of my favorite Rascals, after Scotty Beckett and Spanky McFarland.

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