Mickey


1h 27m 1948

Film Details

Also Known As
Clementine
Release Date
Jun 23, 1948
Premiere Information
World premiere in Moline, IL: 22 Jun 1948.
Production Company
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Toluca Lake, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Clementine by Peggy Goodin (New York, 1946).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,826ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Tomboy Mickey Kelly is late for baseball practice because she has to have her singing lessons. Mickey's widower father George is a doctor in their small town and hopes to be appointed to the staff of a new hospital. After Mickey gets into a fight with violin student Robbie Matthews and breaks his glasses, George insists that she pay for a new pair from her savings and then pay more attention to her singing lessons. After housekeeper Bertha tells Mickey that she suspects that Robbie's mother Lydia, a widow, has designs on Mickey's father, Mickey enlists her girl friend and neighbor, Cathy Williams, in a plan to stop Lydia. Cathy's recently jilted aunt Louise is visiting her, and the teenagers try to bring Louise and George together but fail. However, Louise and Mickey become friends and Louise senses that Mickey may be falling in love with her baseball teammate, Hank Evans. When Mickey expresses a desire to attend a school dance, Louise lends her a formal dress and fur and enlists Ted Whitney, the boyfriend with whom she broke up, to escort her. The next evening, while Mickey is baby sitting for Mr. and Mrs. Newey, Hank comes by to complain about her going out with "that old goat" Ted. Later, after Robbie and his mother get a rear view of Ted escorting Louise, dressed the way Mickey was the night before, into a bar, Lydia phones George, who is scheduled to attend a meeting with the hospital supervisors. George hurries to the bar, but Louise and Ted have left, so he decides to check a local necking spot and instructs Robbie to tell the hospital that he will be late for the meeting. Robbie gets the message scrambled however. Meanwhile, Louise and Ted, who have driven to the spot, realize that they are not meant for each other and Ted admits that he is engaged to another woman. George shows up and interrupts several courting couples before he picks a fight with Ted, thinking that Louise is Mickey. Mickey and Hank, meanwhile, think that the baby she is looking after may have swallowed a safety pin and, with a policeman's help, rush to her father's office. The policeman finds George and tells him that Mickey is "in trouble with a baby." Later, when all is cleared up, Lydia tells Mickey that her father lost the hospital appointment because he was too busy worrying about her to attend the meeting. Louise comforts Mickey but gets involved a dispute with George over what has happened. Louise decides to return to New York but, before she leaves, attends a school concert, during which Hank asks Mickey to wear his ring. During her song, some members of the audience begin gossiping, and Mickey stops her performance to inform them that although her father is sometimes too busy looking after their families to look after his own, he is still the most wonderful father in the world. George then learns that he has been named the hospital's chief of staff after all and goes after Louise as she is about to leave, ensuring Mickey's happiness.

Film Details

Also Known As
Clementine
Release Date
Jun 23, 1948
Premiere Information
World premiere in Moline, IL: 22 Jun 1948.
Production Company
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Toluca Lake, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Clementine by Peggy Goodin (New York, 1946).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,826ft (9 reels)

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Notes

Although the Call Bureau Cast Service lists Beth Belden in the role of "Cathy's mother," that character was not in the print viewed. A Hollywood Reporter news item on November 11, 1947 stated that Noel Smith was shooting a second unit sequence at Toluca Lake. Edward C. Jewell is listed as art director in Hollywood Reporter production charts. The name of Bill Goodwin's character is listed in the screen credits as "George Kelly," but a sign on a door in the film lists his name as George R. Kelley.