- Title: CF119
Feature short starring a young Mickey Rooney under the name of Mickey McGuire, 1929.
Children play in den marked 'Mickey's Detective School'. Children take off their false noses and glasses. Dog pulls off mask. Mickey McGuire arrives and takes a bow in front of class of junior detectives, he has cigar in mouth. He goes behind curtain and comes out dressed as Charlie Chaplin, mimics Chaplin's walk. Girls guesses that he is disguised as Bull Montana, children fall about laughing. Boy on stage gets annoyed.
Boy onto stage dressed as girl, flutters eyelashes. Laughing boys guess that he is disguised as Peaches Browning (supposed to be Shirley Temple). Boy on stage shouts and dog covers its eyes with paws. Boy pulls off blonde wig and walks off stage. Boy onto stage dressed as cowboy. Boy guesses he is Lon Chaney (supposed to be Douglas Fairbanks). Boy leaps around ceiling and children laugh. Boy disappears out of den to dress in bearskin. Man plays hurdy gurdy and has dancing bear on chain, group of children watch. Bear runs away and finds boy in bearskin. Boy in bearskin runs away and real bear wanders on to stage with boy dressed as Douglas Fairbanks. Dog in corner covers its eyes with paws. Boy on stage pulls bear by rope. Other children try to warn him that it is a real bear and then run from the den. Baby travels in wooden go-cart powered by bellows and umbrella, CU baby working bellows. Naughty boys take baby out of cart and he cries loudly. Boys put baby in crate and nail it down.
Boy watches as two men load crate onto back of truck and drive away. Children use baby's cap for dog to trail baby. Men unload crate and take it to house. Scientist / mad scientist shows delivery men a trick with smoking test tubes and gives one a fright. Children walk into laboratory and see box marked Ether Bombs. Children pull baby out of crate. Naughty boys arrive at house and throw laughing bombs at other children who hold their sides laughing. Mickey throws ether bomb back at boys and get boy high. WS laboraratory is thick with smoke from bombs. Children begin to float around room. Scientist arrives and looks angry when he sees mess in lab.
Black boy throws ether bomb at scientist and he gets high. Laughing children float around room, dog begins to float. Professor opens window and children return to ground and wipe their brows. Boy throws bomb with handle and dog catches it. Children run away from dog with bomb in his mouth but he follows them. Children run but can't shake the dog off. Dog catcher picks up stray dog in giant net and puts it in truck full of stray dogs. Dog catcher tries to catch dog with bomb but it leaps over net. Dog catcher eventually catches dog with bomb in his net. Reaction shot, man looks wide-eyed with fear when he takes bomb from dog. Children shout to warn him but he dismisses them. Bomb goes off in puff of smoke, dogs attack dog catcher as children laugh. They pick up and pet their dog.
- Keywords:USA, DISGUISE, CHILDREN SMOKING, ANIMAL CRUELTY, CHILD CRUELTY, CHILD ACTORS, MAD PROFESSOR, DRUGS, EUPHORIA, DANGER, RISK
- Master Title:CF119