The Little Rascals (1932)

Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure, Family-Oriented Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

June Marlowe made her final "Our Gang" appearance as Miss Crabtree in "Readin' and Writin'." Despite his mother's admonitions that he'll "never be President" unless he attends school, little Breezy Brisbane (Kenneth McKenna) contocts a plan that will earn him expulsion from Miss Crabtree's classroom. But though Breezy is able to escape the halls of learning, he is unable to elude his own conscience, in a scene eerily reminiscent of the Eugene O'Neill play Strange Interlude. Along the way, Miss Crabtree tries to conduct another "pop quiz," apple-polisher Sherwood "Spud" Bailey recites a sappy poem, and the classroom is invaded by both a donkey and a skunk. "Readin' and Writin'" was originally released on February 2, 1932.



classroom, conscience, donkey, escape, expulsion, friendship, lessons, scheme, school, skunk, mother