Charley finds that he got more than he bargained for when he takes a job as a kindergarten teacher.


(as Charles Parrott),


Cast overview:
Charley Chase
Betty Mack ...
Betty Mack
Prof. Wm. Gilbert, Dean of School
The Ice Man
Boy who says, 'Just skip it' (as Spanky)

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Charley finds that he got more than he bargained for when he takes a job as a kindergarten teacher.

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Short | Comedy





Release Date:

27 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One Times One
Written by Marvin Hatley, Charley Chase, Billy Gilbert and Eddie Dunn
Performed by Charley Chase and Betty Mack
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A Disorganized But Typically Amusing Chase Short
12 May 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charley is having a weird first day teaching at a boy's school. He gets into an argument with an iceman, rescues Florence Roberts' canary and is roped into teaching a kindergarten class -- and, of course, falls in love with co-star Betty Mack.

This one is mostly about the co-stars. Billy Gilbert shows up as the rather fey principal of the school and Charley's class is composed of members of Our Gang. Charley had a long connection to Our Gang. He had been the supervising producer of the series in its first year and had appeared in a couple of their shorts in the middle of the previous decade.

This one is structured a lot more erratically than most of Chase's shorts in this period, but he does get to sing a duet with Betty Mack to close out the movie. As with almost all of his shorts, this one is a delight.

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