MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,472 this week

Mickey (1918)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  August 1918 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 782 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 09 Apr 2011
 
a list of 8003 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Sep 2013
 
a list of 112 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 52 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mickey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mickey (1918)

Mickey (1918) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mickey.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money ... See full summary »

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan
Stars: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Charles Giblyn
Stars: Mabel Normand, Earle Foxe, Corinne Barker
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Directors: F. Richard Jones, Hal Yates
Stars: Mabel Normand, James Finlayson, Max Davidson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Directors: William Humphrey, George Loane Tucker
Stars: Mabel Normand, Robert Elliott, William Frederic
Way Down East (1920)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau
Dante's Inferno I (1911)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After her father is killed by an outlaw, Dolores marries Peter. While they're at sea in the Arctic, Dolores meets the ship's captain, who is the man who killed her father. The captain ... See full summary »

Director: David Hartford
Stars: Nell Shipman, Charles Arling, Wheeler Oakman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Jerome Strong, Hal Yates
Stars: Mabel Normand, Creighton Hale, James Finlayson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
George Nichols ...
Joe Meadows (as Geo. Nichols)
Wheeler Oakman ...
Herbert Thornhill
Minta Durfee ...
Elsie Drake (as Minta Durffy)
Laura La Varnie ...
Mrs. Geoffrey Drake (as Laura Lavarnie)
Lew Cody ...
Reggie Drake (as Louis Cody)
Tom Kennedy ...
Tom Rawlings
Minnie Devereaux ...
Minnie (as Minnie Ha Ha)
Edit

Storyline

As the surviving partner in a gold mining enterprise, Joe Meadows has also been raising his deceased partner's daughter, Mickey. Now that she is older, Joe plans to send her to live with her aunt Mrs. Drake in New York. Meanwhile, Mrs. Drake is hoping to have her daughter Elsie marry another mine owner, Herbert Thornhill, in order to alleviate the Drake family's financial struggles. When Thornhill goes to California to check on his mine, he meets Mickey and becomes fond of her. Later, when Mickey goes to New York to stay with the Drakes, she finds herself in an uncomfortable situation. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

- Seven Parts - See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1918 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Микки  »

Box Office

Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the filming, Mabel was in very bad mental health. A year earlier she, who at that time was engaged to producer Mack Sennett, discovered that he had an affair with Mae Busch. Busch threw a vase in Mabel's head, and she was obliged to take an operation to survive. She never fully recovered. Her friend and colleague Minta Durfee supported her. See more »

Goofs

Palm trees and industrial bridges at the railroad station at Great Neck, Long Island, New York. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is the sort of film Mary Pickford made famous.
23 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mable Normand is forever remembered for her comedies for Mack Sennett. These two-reel films were fun but also quite short and were done strictly for laughs. "Mickey" was a major change for Ms. Normand, as now she was making a full-length film and one which was more of a melodrama. In fact, it's very much a style film that Mary Pickford made famous from the late 1910s through the 1920s--playing a very young lady who, by the end of the film, has found love and happiness.

Mickey is a young tom-boy (Normand) who lives with her father's old mining partner. It seems her father died and this man has cared for her for many years. However, as she gets older, he realizes he's not much good teaching her how to become a lady and he sends her off to live with her aunt. As for the aunt, she only wants Mickey because she learns she owns a mine. When she discovers the mine isn't productive, she makes Mickey a servant in the home--much like Cinderella. But, just after the aunt gets rid of Mickey, she learns the mine has finally paid off and Mickey is rich--and suddenly she DOES want Mickey to live with her! Well, in the meantime, there is a man who has fallen for Mickey--and he cannot find her in order to propose. But the aunt decides to sic her no-good son on her and he proposes to Mickey. Can the old boyfriend find her before it's too late?!

While this film is a VERY predictable old fashioned melodrama (aside from the bizarre horse race sequence near the end--I did NOT see that coming), it's a NICE predictable old fashioned melodrama! Sure, you can figure out what's going to happen long before it does, but the film is so well made and enjoyable you don't really mind. Sweet and quite charming. It's sure a shame that Mable's career and life were cut so short--I would have loved to see more films like this one.

By the way, I think parts of the end of this film must have been missing. That's because there are very few intertitle cards early in the film. Yet, near the end, there are several with extensive exposition--like it's filling in for gaps in the film.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just an Interesting Historical Tidbit charlayned
Restored kerrydragon
Discuss Mickey (1918) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?