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The Chain Gang (1930)

Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Hounds (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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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>

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Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gaolbreaker See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Cinephone

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first appearance of Pluto. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Ban on the Fun (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Volga Boat Men
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Mickey's in a chain gang?!?!?!
19 May 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Chain Gang" is a black & white cartoon from Disney. While you might see it floating about in color, it's been colorized...and isn't as pristine looking as some of the colorized early Mickey cartoons.

The first thing I thought when I watched this one was "How in the heck would Mickey end up in prison?!"! After all, although Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy did some comedies set on a chain gang, this is Mickey Mouse....the internationally beloved cartoon character here!! Well, you never actually learn why he's in prison and he spends much of the film trying to escape....and Pegleg Pete is bent on keeping him there.

Compared to other cartoons of the day, this one is superior. But it's also a bit grim and not quite right....mostly because you just cannot picture good old Mickey committing crimes! Weird...but watchable.


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