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Micky Rooney-Before He Was Micky Rooney

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Papa Joe, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:29 PM.

  1. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    I have fun watching old movies and spotting future stars in smaller roles..
    I watched this one and was sure Micky Rooney was the kid playing the part of a cop that was killed..
    He was billed as Micky Mc/quire, but no doubt about it, so I did a search..
     
  2. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 18, 2016
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  3. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Oct 17, 2015
    Colorado
    There is a biography on him that was very good. I can't remember the name but got it at my local library. His first trip to Hollywood from St Louis took over a month at a top speed of 10-11 miles per hour on country roads. He was married to some really beautiful women.
     
  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    89
    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    Yes it is..I sometimes watch the silent movies also..
    I spotted MRs body language early on and then his voice..
    I kept trying to see a close up and finely recognized his mouth and teeth..
     
  5. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    Huntington Beach Oil Derrick in the beginning. There were thousands of them back then all along the coast. You can really tell it is him when he's on the bike. I'd take either of those bikes. The quality of that film is very good. Thanks for posting.
     
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  6. koen

    koen Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2007
    43.64 N
    When did he become Mickey Rooney?
     
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  7. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    I read that he started in vaudeville with his parents when he was 17 months old..
     
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  8. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    I dunno about Mickey but Grandma reminds me of mine. She was all Irish top to bottom and a great cook.
     
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  9. flathd

    flathd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 29, 2008
    Twin Cities,MN
    This one's a classic, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Gleason, Anthony Quinn...
    (trailer)
     
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  10. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    It seems about 1935..Not sure though..
     
  11. Bassman8

    Bassman8 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Feb 17, 2018
    Central Transylvania
    Mickey Rooney was great. The other day I was thinking about the end of "The Bridges at Toko Ri" (Korean war movie starring William Holden). It might not have been his best all time role or performance for all I know but it comes back to me now and then like other film scenes that have made a forever impression. As an aside "Bridges" has some great aviation action scenes considering when it was made.
     
  12. bigbean

    bigbean Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2013
    Hartville OH
    Pretty good drummer too. Although he seems to rush pretty consistently.

     
  13. esseff

    esseff Tele-Meister

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    Mar 25, 2014
    East Midlands, UK
    The first film I saw him in was Boys Town. Great stuff! The full movie's on Youtube; I think I'll watch it later.

     
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