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Mickey Rooney Films

Quick Look: Mickey Rooney Films offers a brief glimpse into a career that spanned nine decades and over 300 films. Rooney's career started in the 1920s as a child actor in vaudeville, when he made his film debut at the age of 6. He eventually starred in a series of films playing the role of Andy Hardy in the 1930s and 40s.

This Roku channel contains 14 of his films; unfortunately his most famous movies Boys Town (1938), Babes in Arms (1939), National Velvet(1944), and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), are not included. Films are organized according to the decade they were released with titles that include:

  • 1950s - Military Policeman(1953), My outlaw Brother (1951) and Quicksand (1950)
  • 1940s - Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946), Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941), Chasing Trouble (1940) and The Big Wheel(1949)
  • 1930s - 9 titles that include Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) and Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)

-- Information is current as of August 21, 2019

Roku Channel Store Description: Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney. Rooney reached new heights in 1937 with A Family Affair, the film that introduced the country to Andy Hardy, the popular all-American teenager. This beloved character appeared in nearly 20 films and helped make Rooney the top star at the box office in 1939, 1940 and 1941. Rooney also proved himself an excellent dramatic actor as a delinquent in Boys Town (1938) starring Spencer Tracy. In 1938, he was awarded a Juvenile Academy Award.

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