Mickey McGuire (film series)

5 Jun

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78 comedy short films starring Mickey Rooney
Year: 1927-1934
Year in film: 1920s, 30s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boys ~5-12, men
Available on DVD: partly
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Some boys and men in bibs, both white and black. Wet and sitting scenes. Most notably this boy with modern longer hair at front. Can anybody identify him? First I thought of Marvin Stephens, but he is light blonde. Also not Rooney, nor little Billy Barty. Jimmy Robinson is black and also wore bibs. Some characters had more than one cast. Katrink was played by 3 different boys throughout the years. One girl (tomboy) but not in bibs? Most of the gang (Scorpions club) is uncredited on IMDb. Dickie Jones and Kendall McComas had similar hair but are younger.

I’m currently watching some of my classic DVDs (My Dog Shep), and searched for recent DVD releases and so found this nice Our Gang like series (partly same actors). 1927-partly 1929 are silent films. Rest with sound. Many were re-released under different titles. At least some were put on different McGuire and Rooney compilation DVDs (after his death).

I like classics, although the image quality, especially of the earlier films are probably quite bad (although remastered ?). Few real raw denim bibs, at least one black man in hickory stripes.

Pics 1+2 from Mickey’s Vacation, pic 3 from Mickey’s Helping Hand, pic 4 from Mickey’s Thrill Hunters (wet scenes), pic 5 from Mickey’s Rebellion (sitting, also close up). All from 1931.

More entries coming later. Also soon on my Western blog.

Rating even 7-8 for now.

Rooney in bibs in Babes on Broadway (rating 2) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) rating 3.

I now also have a pic and clip of Concours de danse à Piriac. Thanks db1!

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