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School's Out (1930)

The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him.

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Complete credited cast:
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Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Chubby Chaney (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann Jackson (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donald Haines (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald ...
Buddy O'Donnell (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ...
Robert 'Bonedust' (as Bobby Young)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Mae Crane ...
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Beverly Crane ...
Talking Titles
Douglas Greer ...
Douglas Greer
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Jack Crabtree - Miss Crabtree's Brother
Mildred Kornman ...
Student
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Storyline

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 Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Family | Short

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22 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Férias de Verão  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Ann Jackson's answer to the question of "What did George Washington say, when crossing the Delaware?" is a reference to the Helen Kane song "What Did Cleopatra Say?", which was introduced in Paramount on Parade (1930). See more »

Quotes

Miss June Crabtree: [asking the children different questions] Jackie Cooper!
[Jackie stands up]
Miss June Crabtree: Who was the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
Jackie: Lon Chaney!
[Miss Crabtree is surprised at the answer, and Jackie sits down]
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Crazy Credits

The Opening Credits of three Hal Roach "Little Rascal" films, that are two-reel short films, are verbally introduced by identical twin sisters, Betty Mae Crane & Beverly Crane, instead of being printed on screen. The duo verbally introduced just three "Little Rascals" films. They are Teacher's Pet (1930) School's Out (1930) and Love Business (1931). During their rotating verbal introduction, one starts with the director(s) name, then the other says the producer(s) name, and keep rotating (back and forth), until they verbally mention all other top leading staff member names, then the title of the short that is about to be played. After their co-introduction of the title, of the short, that is/was about to be played, they concluded with a quick and light bow and then spoke in unison, to the theatre audience members. They politely said "We thank you." Then, in two to three seconds, the short they very politely & verbally introduced, with the title's top staff members' proper names are completed, the short begins. See more »

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Your Piktur
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Good Fun
23 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

School's Out (1930) *** (out of 4) Our Gang short plays out like a sequel to Teacher's Pet. When a man comes to the school asking about Miss Crabtree, the gang fears it's a man wanting to marry her and take her away. To try and make him change his mind they start telling lies about her but what they don't know is that this man is actually her brother. This is a pretty good short but it's certainly not as good as the previous film as there aren't as many laughs here. The highlight is a wonderful sequence where Miss Crabtree gives the class a history quiz but they keep giving dumb answers after buying them from a classmate. All of the group get some nice stuff with Jackie Cooper once again taking most of the good stuff. There is a rather off color remake made towards Farina that doesn't play too well today but overall this is a pleasant film. The joke about Lon Chaney and one of his famous movies is well done as well.


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