MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,583 this week

The Chain Gang (1930)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 248 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 301 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 174 titles
created 22 Dec 2011
 
a list of 4233 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 129 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Chain Gang (1930)

The Chain Gang (1930) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Chain Gang.

User Polls

Photos

Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Hounds (voice) (uncredited)
...
Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Mickey Mouse and several other characters are on a prison chain gang, guarded by Pegleg Pete. They break rocks for a while, then Mickey breaks out a harmonica and everyone starts making music and/or dancing. Soon there's a jail-break, and Mickey's on the run, tracked by bloodhounds (including his future pet, Pluto, in his first appearance). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | mouse | horse | rock | bloodhound | See more »


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Chain Gang  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first appearance of Pluto. See more »

Connections

Referenced in It's Alive (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jailhouse Mickey...
31 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not one of my favourite Disney shorts, but as ever likable enough. The story is somewhat unremarkable, and I don't think it is ever explained why Mickey was in the prison in the first place, for all I know it was just an excuse to put him in another setting and nothing else to it. This said, this short is still a lot of fun. The pacing is rapid without feeling too rushed, and there are some great sight gags, such as the prisoners speaking into the camera, the guards- who all look like Pete- shooting at one another and Mickey's means of escape. The animation is crisp and smooth, while the character animation doesn't stand out in the same way it does with other Mickey Mouse shorts, and the sequence with Mickey playing the harmonica does look as though it is from The Shindig, it is still very good. The music is energetic and beautiful, with the musical sequence in the middle actually tying in with the story and not taking too long either. Mickey is perhaps at his most cheeky and is always finding means of making us aware that he knows he has an audience(the point of the winking I think), and this persona pays off well for him, he is very charming for it. I also found it interesting that one of the bloodhounds looked remarkably like Pluto. All in all, a fun if not entirely short with a cheeky charmer in Mickey as well as great pacing and gags. 8/10 Bethany Cox


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Chain Gang (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?