Time Out for Lessons

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Time Out for Lessons
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Directed by Edward Cahn
Bud Murray
Written by Hal Law
Robert A. McGowan
Produced by Jack Chertok for MGM
Cinematography Robert Planck
Edited by Ralph E. Goldstien
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • December 2, 1939 (1939-12-02)
Running time
10:49
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Time Out for Lessons is a 1939 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Edward Cahn. It was the 185th Our Gang short (186th episode, 97th talking short, 98th talking episode, and 17th MGM produced episode) that was released.

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Plot

Afalfa is preparing for a Football game with the gang before his father takes him aside to talk about his poor grades, Alfalfa is told that, he has a lot of Grade "D" on his tests and unless he improves his academic standing, he'll never get to college. Alfalfa responds, "Don't 'D' stand for 'Dandy'?" He then informs his father that he intends to sail through college on a football scholarship. His father then puts forth an illustration to Alfalfa who imagines that he is a student at "Hale University" (a spoof of Yale University) and that he is a big football star with poor grades. During his dream about future gridiron triumphs, Alfalfa is brought down to earth when he envisions himself being disqualified by his professor from the inevitable "big game" due to his lousy grades. After picturing this scenario our hero vows to put football on the back burner in favor of cracking the books. His father though encourages him to balance them out and not neglect one for the other, so while Alfalfa doesn't give up Football he promises and encourages the gang to take "Time Out For Lessons". [1]

Cast

The Gang

Additional cast

College extras

Joe "Corky" Geil, James Gubitosi, Jovanni Gubitosi, Janice Hood, Jackie Horner, Payne Johnson, Larry Kert, Sidney Kibrick, Rae-Nell Laskey, Gerald Mackey, Tommy McFarland, Glenn Mickens, Priscilla Montgomery, Betty Ann Muir, Jo-Jo La Savio, Harold Switzer

Notes

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References

  1. Hal Erickson (2011). "New York Times: Time-Out-For-Lessons". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2008-10-08.