Marianne's sick and Wally's trying to fix her doll when Leonard busts it to pieces. Wally sees a perfect replacement but it's in a store owned by Leonard's father. Pete the dog is reluctantly traded for the doll which is a big mistake.
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard,
The schoolchildren lost their last teacher because she got married and quit her job. When the brother of their teacher Miss Crabtree comes to visit, the children mistake him for a suitor. The children tell abominable lies about Miss Crabtree to try to discourage the man. Meanwhile, one of the children is selling answers to the upcoming oral exam. Unfortunately for the students, the young entrepreneur used a book of minstrelsy and blackface as his source for the "answers".Written by
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Before a verbal History quiz, Bonedust sells answers to his classmates which he assures them are correct. "I got 'em out of a book." The answers, however, are disastrous, and Miss Crabtree insists on knowing where they came from. Bonedust shows her the book where he found them. A small line at the top of the cover page identifies it as "No.12 New Minstrel and Black Face Joke Book", an actual dime-store "pulp" book, published by I. & M. Ottenheimer of Baltimore in 1907 See more »
Miss June Crabtree:
[in a History lesson, everyone is giving Miss Crabtree silly answers that classmate Bonedust got out of a comedy book]
I'm going to punish the next child severely that gives me a foolish answer. Farina!
Miss June Crabtree:
[Farina cautiously stands up]
What was Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
1644 South Main Street.
[Miss Crabtree is furious, and Farina slinks back into his seat]
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The opening credits of three Hal Roach "Little Rascal" two-reel film shorts are spoken by identical twin sisters, Betty Mae Crane & Beverly Crane, instead of being shown on screen in traditional title 'cards'. The duo verbally introduced just three "Little Rascals" films: Teacher's Pet (1930), School's Out (1930) and Love Business (1931). Speaking together, their introduction begins, "Dear Ladies and Gentlemen - Hal Roach presents for your entertainment and approval His Rascals, in their latest Our Gang Comedy", followed by the title. They then alternate, naming the director, cinematographer, and others in the primary production crew. They finish with a flourish, bowing to the audience (camera) as they speak together again, "We thank you." See more »
Jackie, who has a crush on his teacher, Miss Crabtree, is afraid that she will get married and leave the school. When a strange man comes around the school asking for Miss Crabtree, Jackie and the gang are convinced he's going to marry her. They tell the stranger several stories about her -- saying she puts red stuff on her lips, has two sets of false teeth, one wooden leg, two husbands, and twenty-one kids. Unknown to the gang, the man is actually Miss Crabtree's brother! What will happen to the gang when Miss Crabtree finds out?
"School's Out" is a sequel to the Little Rascals film "Teacher's Pet," and is a fine follow-up for Hal Roach and company. The laughs are constant throughout the film, and the kids are so natural that you would swear you are watching a real situation. The feelings they display are genuine; they truly love their teacher and don't want to see here go anywhere.
Much of the dialogue in "School's Out" is hilarious; Roach dialogue writer "Beanie" Walker deserves the credit. Some lines slipped past the censors! When Miss Crabtree is driving the children to school, they are steadfast in saying they will never get married. Farina says, "I'm not getting married, and I'm raising my children the same way!" Mary Ann states, "I heard my mother say she made my father marry her!" Out of the mouths of babes...
Miss Crabtree's brother is played by Creighton Hale, an actor with greater silent screen credits than talkies ("The Cat and the Canary" is perhaps his most famous silent role). Most of his talkie career went unnoticed in uncredited roles. This appearance, and his two later Rascal roles in "Big Ears" and "Free Wheeling," are undoubtedly his most familiar talkie roles. He displays enough feigned surprise at the gang's comments about his sister to warrant laughter.
If you loved "Teacher's Pet," you'll love "School's Out." A finer comedy sequel would be tough to find in any decade. 9 out of 10.
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