Mickey's Race, or Mickey's Derby Day (April 14, 1933)

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Mickey Rooney in Mickey's Race
 

Released on April 14, 1933: Mickey McGuire races his Kentucky mule against Stinky Davis and his quarter horse at the Toonerville County Fair.

Produced by Larry Darmour

Directed by Jesse Duffy

The Actors: Mickey Rooney (Mickey McGuire), Billy Barty (Billy McGuire), Douglas Fox (Junior 'Stinky' Davis), Shirley Jean Rickert (Tomboy Teri Taylor), Jimmy Robinson (Hambone Johnson)

 

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Mickey and the Kentucky Mule

It was in 1927 that Joseph Yule Jr's mom legally changed his name to Mickey McGuire so that he could star in kiddie comedy movies patterned after the wildly popular Mickey McGuire newspaper comic strip. By 1933 when this one reel laugh fest was filmed he was threatened with lawsuits by the author of the Mickey McGuire comic strip so his mom changed his name once more . . . this time to Mickey Rooney, and that name has meant motion picture fun and entertainment for many decades. In this short comedy that would be shown in theaters before the main feature little Mickey and his playmates are on their way to the Toonerville County Fair for the day when they discover that wealthy neighbor kid Stinky Davis is entering his Kentucky horse in a harness race at the fair that only children can enter. Of course the penniless Mickey and friends determine to enter the race also, and arrange to borrow a Kentucky mule from an old fellow in exchange for half of the winnings. Stinky tries to keep Mickey from being in the race, but Mickey not only gets to the starting gate just in time, but with the unintended help of Stinky's papa manages to win the race. Pop a little bowl of white kernel popcorn with warm melted butter on it and enjoy the show.

Billy Barty and Shirley Jean Rickert
Billy Barty and Shirley Jean Rickert
Douglas Fox
Douglas Fox
Jimmy Robinson, Shirley Jean RIckert and Mickey Rooney with another buddy
Jimmy Robinson, Shirley Jean RIckert and Mickey Rooney with another buddy
Jimmy Robinson
Jimmy Robinson
Mickey Rooney and Billy Barty
Mickey Rooney and Billy Barty
Mickey Rooney is all tied up by Stinky
Mickey Rooney is all tied up by Stinky
Shirley Jean Rickert and Billy Barty
Shirley Jean Rickert and Billy Barty