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School's Out
1930

Hal Roach Studios
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: 22 November 1930 Sound short: 2 reels
Director: Robert F. McGowan Cinematography: Art Lloyd
Producer: Hal Roach Editor: Richard C. Currier
Story: Robert F. McGowan Sound recording engineer: Elmer Raguse
Dialogue: H.M. Walker Music: Leroy Shield
....... The children are concerned about Miss Crabtree getting married and leaving the school, so they formulate a plan to boycott their summer vacations in order to stay at the school.  Miss Crabtree's brother Jack (Creighton Hale) shows up at the school but the children do not realise who he is.  The interrogation into whether he intends to marry their teacher is led by Jackie.  When Jack takes off for a swim in the nearby river, the kids confiscate his clothing and hide it in a box.
In the second half of the film, Miss Crabtree gives the class a Q&A on history, but the answers to the questions have been leaked by one of the kids and the class are already prepared, even though the answers they provide don't quite match up with the questions!

Classic dialogue:
Farina: "Believe me, I'm never going to get married.  And I'm going to bring up my kids the same way"
Facts
•This was film #102 in the series.
•Filmed June 17-25, 1930.
Did you notice?
•The stretch of road seen when Miss Crabtree picks up the kids on the side of the road is the same shooting location as where Laurel & Hardy filmed The Hoose-Gow.
•In keeping with the good old health & safety standards, you notice how not only are the kids allowed to ride in an open-top car without seatbelts, but Chubby goes one better by standing on the outside wing and holding onto the door, as Miss Crabtree drives the kids to school.  Breathtaking lunacy!  Oh, and when Miss Crabtree plants a kiss on Jackie's mouth whilst driving and turns completely away from looking at the road to do so.  All whilst Chubby is standing on the wing!  Well at least Mary Ann has the integrity to remove the man's hand from her shoulder when he places it there twice.  How things have changed since 1930!
•Why is it that the sign which reads "Correct ansers for sale" [sic] that some S's are written correctly and yet the S in "sale" is back-to-front?  That has always baffled me how stupid things really are.
•Why are all the children dressed 'normally', whilst Farina is dressed like a clown?
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Farina
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Chubby
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Wheezer
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Miss June Crabtree
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Mary Ann
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Stymie
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Dorothy DeBorba
Dorthy (a.k.a. Echo)
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Buddy McDonald
Buddy
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Donald Haines
Don
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Bonedust
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Bobby
Douglas Greer
Douglas Greer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Creighton Hale
Jack Crabtree
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Lady walking by stream
Betty Mae Crane
Beverly Crane

Talking titles
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Himself