MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,827 this week

Bored of Education (1936)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  20 August 1936 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 132 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Spanky and Alfalfa fake a tooth-ache to get out of school.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 128 titles
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 108 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bored of Education (1936)

Bored of Education (1936) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bored of Education.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Divot Diggers (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Choo-Choo! (1932)
Short | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The gang trades places with a group of orphans about to take a train ride.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The gang, while playing firemen, come upon a real fire.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba
Two Too Young (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Spanky & Alfalfa try to get Porky's & Buckwheat's fireworks.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Washee Ironee (1934)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rich boy Waldo gets his clothes dirty playing football with the gang just before he has to go to his mother's society party. The gang tries to help him clean up.

Director: James Parrott
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Glove Taps (1937)
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Butch challenges Alfalfa to a fight.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
The Little Rascals (TV Movie 1977)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Gary Coleman, Christopher Gardner, David Hollander
Arbor Day (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When one of the Our Gang kids finds money under his pillow after losing a tooth, all the kids decide to get rich by having all their teeth pulled. They visit a dentist, Dr. Schultz, who ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Darla (as Our Gang)
...
Porky (as Our Gang)
...
Spanky (as Our Gang)
...
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
...
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Rosina Lawrence ...
Miss Lawrence
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Barry ...
Student
Daniel Boone ...
Student
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Student
Dickie De Nuet ...
Student
Jack Egan ...
Ice cream attendant
Joe Geil ...
Student
Barbara Goodrich ...
Student
Dorian Johnston ...
Student
Edit

Storyline

Most of the "Our Gang" kids are reluctant to attend class on the first day of the school year. Spanky comes up with a plan to get himself and Alfalfa out of class; Alfalfa will feign a toothache (using a balloon in his mouth and a handkerchief around his head), and Spanky will help take him home. However, the new teacher, Miss Lawrence, overhears the boys' plan and orders ice cream for the class in an effort to dissuade Alfalfa and Spanky from skipping school. Written by Joshua Kreitzer

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De Mal Com a Escola  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Teacher's Pet (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Performed by Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uggh...more singing.
24 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am a grouch. After having seen most of the sound Our Gang comedies, I really have come to hate Alfalfa (and, to a lesser extent, Darla). That's because starting in the Alfalfa/Darla era, there suddenly was singing and sometimes dancing in the film. And, in the case of Alfalfa, a little of his deliberately horrible singing goes a long way--at least for me.

In this installment, the boys are complaining about having to return to school after their vacation. Spanky gets the bright idea of having Alfalfa pretend to have a toothache so they can go home. But, the teacher overhears this and foils their plans. In the end, she makes Alfalfa sing--perhaps in an evil plan to torture Spanky (as well as the audience). All in all, this is a fair short but far from their best--which is very confusing since this one, inexplicably, won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short. Why? I have no idea.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bored of Education (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?