Mickey’s Wild West


Mickey McGuire short film. Mickey Rooney
-Year: 1928
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~5-11 ?
-Available on DVD: no ?
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Several kids including Mickey Rooney (obviously 2 hats at the same time) in Western clothes at least in this episode. I think one girl (tomboy). Probably chaps and riding scenes.

In total, there are 78 Mickey McGuire short films. The earlier ones, including this one are silent films.

Very nice, Our Gang like comedy series. Also some nice scenes in bib overalls (other blog rating 7-(8). Maybe someone can identify an actor there?

For Western scenes rating 4-5 for now.



The Texas Tornado (1928)


Western starring Tom Tyler
-Year: 1928
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Buddy ~11
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Little child star Frankie Darro (1917-1976) in typical western clothes. Beige or similar light colored shirt and dark, probably black pants. According to a colorized lobby card he’s shown in a light blue shirt, beige pants and an olive hat.

I found this by coincidence.

Silent movie, 40 minutes. Produced by Film Booking Offices of America (FBO). Available on DVD, VHS and stream, not sure about the quality.

I haven’t seen the complete movie just some few and short clips (in bad quality on YouTube). So I can’t say much more yet.

He looks even younger. My earliest entry yet. Looks like a typical (funny) movie of it’s time. He also starred in other even earlier westerns 3 or 4 years ago.

Rating 2-3 for now. A woman in bib overalls (other blog rating 3).