English intertitles Release date1928 (1928) WriterJoseph Basil, E.V. Durling (story), Fontaine Fox (comic strip) DistributorFilm Booking Offices of America CastMickey Rooney (Mickey McGuire), Delia Bogard (Tomboy Taylor), Billy Barty (Mickey's Brother), Junior Johnston (Stinky Davis), Jimmy Robinson (Hambone Johnson) Related Albert Herman moviesOn the Great White Trail (1938), Rogues Gallery (1944), The Man from Texas (1939), Delinquent Daughters (1944), Take Me Back to Oklahoma (1940)
Mickey the Detective is a 1928 silent short film in Larry Darmour's Mickey McGuire series starring a young Mickey Rooney. Directed by Albert Herman, the two-reel short was released to theaters in 1928 by FBO.
Mickey and the Scorpions starts his own detective agency. Stinkie Davis kidnaps Mickey's Kid Brudder and hides him in a box headed for a science professor. Mickey and the gang catch up with Mickey's brother, but soon get into a fight with Stinkie and his pals. The kids use some of the Professor's bombs as ammunition; these bombs just so happen to contain chemicals similar to laughing gas, and they literally make the kids high as a kite. Stinkie finally throws a high explosive bomb, which lands in the mouth of Buster, the Scorpions' dog. The bomb is set to go off at a certain time of the day. Wanting to avoid getting blown up, the kids are forced to avoid Buster at all costs.