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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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A New School Year Begins With The Little Rascals 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 »
In My CanoeSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A New School Year Begins With The Little Rascals, 19 April 2000
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

It's the first day at school for young members of the Gang - and it will be Brisbane's last day there, if he can do anything about it. Wanting to begin the exciting life of a streetcar conductor, he has lots of tricks up his sleeve to get Miss Crabtree to expel him. There won't be much READIN' AND WRITIN' going on when she finds out what's in store for her...

Some good moments in this film, especially from young Stymie & Wheezer. Little Marmalade, played by Stymie's real kid sister Carlena, is cute. This was to be pretty June Marlowe's exit from the movie business. She had appeared as Miss Crabtree in 5 LITTLE RASCALS films.

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