Silver Screen Legends: Mickey Rooney (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

For me the old days of cinema were defiantly the best and when I received the Silver Screen Legends 4 movie collection featuring Mickey Rooney, needless to say I was ecstatic!

Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920. His career as an actor has spanned on all forms of media from film to television and to the stage. He has received awards, including Academy Award, Golden Globes and an Emmy Awards.

Now lets take an in depth look at this collection…

Our Rating System:

**** = Don’t Miss it!
*** = Worth a look.
** = An Ok way to spend an evening.
* = You haven’t missed anything.

Hooiser Schoolboy (1937) – Shockey Carter (Rooney) a tough schoolboy whose rebellious nature hides a dark secret his father (who he idolizes) has turned to drinking. The new schoolteacher sees a bright future in the young boy and tries to get him off this destructive path before it’s too late. ***

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) – One of the films from the classic Andy Hardy comedy film series. Andy Hardy (Rooney) goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time. **

The Big Wheel (1949) – Billy Coy (Rooney) arrives to Carrell a speedway in Gardena, California. Red, Billy’s late father’s mechanic, hires Billy as a mechanic. Billy dreams of being a driver like his father. Will he get a chance to race in Indianapolis, where his father died? **

Quicksand (1950) – After borrowing $20 from his employer’s cash register, an auto mechanic (Rooney) is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control. ***

In the final analysis Hoosier Schoolboy is a little grainy, but that’s to be expected from a film from 1937 the other three films were very good quality. For Fans of Mickey Rooney or for people who just want to discover this great actor. You can get a better collection of film spanning comedy and drama. So I highly suggest you head over to and pick up your copy before they are gone!

Moral Rating: Very Mild Violence
Audience: Parental Guidance
Genre: Drama and Comedy
Length: Over 5 hours
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A-