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The Chain Gang (1930)

Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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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>

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6 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Sträflingskolonne  »

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This was the first appearance of Pluto. See more »

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When Mickey runs toward the camera, trying to get away from the cops, his chain suddenly disappears and is not seen at all for the rest of the film. He can not have taken it off, as it would be impossible to do without a key. See more »


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Song of the Volga Boat Men
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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.


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