MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,767 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 257 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 63 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 16 May 2013
 
a list of 125 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 683 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Chain Gang" on Amazon.com

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

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Plane Crazy (1928)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspired by Lindbergh's Flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip with some necking, but Minnie objects the necking.

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mickey Mouse conducts an orchestra, while the rest of the Disney menagerie of the era provides a dance recital, with Horace Horsecollar as stage manager, and Pluto continually sneaking on stage.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mickey heads over to see Minnie, but Pluto won't leave him alone. He gets there and watches through the window, standing on Pluto, while Minnie plays piano. Pluto runs off to chase a cat ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At a bar in the Klondike, Mickey rescues waif Minnie from the cold and then has to deal with Pete, who proceeds to snatch her away.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
The Duck Hunt (1932)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mickey and Pluto are going duck hunting. They clown around a bit. Then they march off, with Pluto's fleas following in formation, which lures a few ducks to follow. As soon as Mickey turns ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At Christmastime, Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Pluto are beset by an enormous litter of bratty orphan cats.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mickey dreams of marrying Minnie and having about 20 children. For all the possible joys of children, a brood this size turns the dream into a nightmare, especially when they get into the open cans of paint strewn about the house.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mickey's Manglers get a couple of last-quarter touchdowns and tie the football game with the Alley Cats, 96 to 96. Can Mickey score the winning touchdown at the last second? An early Goofy ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gorilla has escaped; Mickey, panicked, calls Minnie, but she plays a song to show she is not afraid. That is, until the gorilla comes up behind her and grabs her. Mickey rushes right over to save her.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mickey's friends throw him a wild surprise birthday party.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mickey Mouse operates a steam shovel; Pegleg Pete is his foreman; Minnie Mouse sells box lunches. Mickey must save the day when Pete makes advances to Minnie.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mickey and his ragtag crew of firefighters have to save a burning building and Minnie.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
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 | rock | horse | bloodhound | See All (59) »


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Sträflingskolonne  »

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

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Disney Firsts (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mickey the criminal
26 February 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

In this black and white short, Mickey Mouse is in prison. God only knows what on earth Mickey Mouse could've done to deserve this. The first half is a musical sequence with the prisoners dancing around the prison yard. The rest of the short deals with an escape attempt by Mickey. All around, it's only mildly amusing.


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:
?