The movie not only was silent, but I am pretty sure the theaters would have been silent as well when they showed this one.
During the late 1920s to 1934, Mickey Rooney made 78 Mickey McGuire films. While they were based on a comic strip, "Toonerville Trolley", they films were especially influenced by the success of Hal Roach's Our Gang comedies....and quite a few production companies made faux Our Gang films....most of which were just not very funny.
Here in "Mickey's Eleven", Mickey Rooney is back and, as was often the case, sporting a derby and chomping on a cigar. However, something is odd about the plot in this one...because there really isn't one. Instead, lots of little things happen...and which all add up to nothing particularly funny or memorable. In fact, a couple of the gags are pretty lame--such as painting a football like a watermelon so that black kid would be sure to catch it (uggh!) as well as the pottery....which when it hit became powder. Overall, a very weak Mickey McGuire comedy...because there is no comedy.
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