Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in 1969 as Set This Town on Fire, the made-for-TV The Profane Comedy didn't make it to the tube until 1973. Chuck Connors has the leading role as a small town hero, recently exonerated of a manslaughter conviction when an old drunkard confesses to the crime. Now Connors is back in his home town and running for mayor. Carl Betz is a local newspaper editor who was instrumental in gaining Connors' freedom; but as subsequent events unfold, Betz begins to wonder if he's been duped. The Profane Comedy takes a while getting started, but moves along rapidly once Carl Betz wises up.
editor, mayor, newspaper, political-campaign, small-town, manslaughter