Love Business (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The final entry in "Our Gang" 's unofficial "Miss Crabtree trilogy", "Love Business" more or less picks up where "School's Out" left off. Little Jackie Cooper has a schoolboy crush on his lovely teacher Miss Crabtree (June Marlowe), as does Jackie's classmate Norman "Chubby" Chaney. When Miss Crabtree rents a room from Jackie's mother (Lyle Tayo), our hero is both thrilled and dismayed: Now he'll have to take a bath every day, and wash his neck besides! Even so, Jackie is determined to propose to Miss Crabtree, but his efforts are thwarted by the sudden arrival of Chubby --- whose eloquent line of romantic patter strikes a strangely familiar chord with Jackie's mom. Eschewing the sentiment of its predecessors "Teacher's Pet" and "School's Out," "Love Business" plays strictly for laughs, and gets them. The film was originally released on February 14, 1931.