MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,569 this week

The Old Mill (1937)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,925 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 2 critic

We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 09 Oct 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 12 Mar 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 08 Sep 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Old Mill" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Old Mill (1937)

The Old Mill (1937) on IMDb 7.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Old Mill.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

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

The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Bernice Hansen
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The two foolish little pigs escort Red Riding Hood on a short cut through the woods, against the advice of their bricklayer brother. When they encounter the wolf, Red runs ahead to granny's... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Director: Robert Cannon
Stars: Marvin Miller
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

As the title implies, the three blind mice are musketeers. The cat sets a number of traps for them, which they all evade (apparently without realizing it) while he sleeps. The cat ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise, and beating him severely in round one. Between rounds, a Mae West lookalike tells Toby she "likes a man who takes his time", which seems to reinvigorate ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Alyce Ardell, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A pesky yellow cat becomes the bane of Mr. Johnson's life as it constantly outsmarts his increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it.

Director: Cordell Barker
Stars: Richard Condie
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Up in the Swiss Alps, Mickey Mouse tangles with a mother eagle, Donald Duck scraps with an edelweiss-stealing goat and Pluto gets inebriated with a St. Bernard.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Purv Pullen, Martha Wentworth
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To the tune "I Would Like to Be a Bird," a young mouse fashions wings from a pair of leaves, to the great amusement of his brothers when his attempts to use them fail. When the butterfly he... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Clarence Nash
Mother Pluto (1936)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hen has taken up residence in Pluto's doghouse and laid her eggs. She steps out; Pluto comes home and the eggs all hatch, and the chicks take Pluto for mommy and won't let go. Then a ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill
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
Edit

Storyline

We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, shaking loose parts in the mill and threatening everything we've seen. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bat | frog | firefly | storm | bird | See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

5 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az öreg malom  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film introduced Disney's technical innovation, the multiplane camera. See more »

Goofs

The cog where the bird has her nest normally has a shaft and raised hub. When the rope breaks and the cog starts to spin, the shaft and hub are gone. They reappear in the next shot, but the shaft-less cog is seen in some shots soon after. See more »

Connections

Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

One Day When We Were Young
by Johann Strauß
Played by orchestra and hummed by chorus in several places throughout the cartoon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nine of the most beautiful minutes ever put to film
3 January 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The Old Mill was a Silly Symphony developed as a test for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which was just going into production at the time. What came out of it is utterly beautiful. It is possibly the best Disney short, even rivalling The Skeleton Dance. 10/10.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Old Mill (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page