Mickey the Detective

Mickey the Detective is a 1928 silent short film in Larry Darmour's Mickey McGuire series starring a young Mickey Rooney. Directed by Albert Herman, the two-reel short was released to theaters in 1928 by Universal Pictures.

Mickey the Dective
Directed byDave Fleischer
Produced byMax Fleischer
StarringMel Blanc
Pinto Colvig
Marvin Stephens
Buddy Brown
Kendall McComas
Music bySammy Timberg
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 1928 (1928)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


Mickey and the Scorpions starts his own detective agency. Stinkie Davis kidnaps Mickey's Kid Brudder and hides him in a box headed for a science professor. Mickey and the gang catch up with Mickey's brother, but soon get into a fight with Stinkie and his pals. The kids use some of the Professor's bombs as ammunition; these bombs just so happen to contain chemicals similar to laughing gas, and they literally make the kids high as a kite. Stinkie finally throws a high explosive bomb, which lands in the mouth of Buster, the Scorpions' dog. The bomb is set to go off at a certain time of the day. Wanting to avoid getting blown up, the kids are forced to avoid Buster at all costs.


  • An edited version was released to television in the 1960s as a part of the Those Lovable Scallawags With Their Gangs series.
  • This was one of the few Mickey McGuire shorts without Jimmy Robinson. Another kid takes over for the role of 'Hambone'.


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