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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 »
User Reviews:
Back to school with the gang. 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 »
Candy CandySee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Back to school with the gang., 19 March 1999
Author: Squonk from Denver, CO

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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