The Profane Comedy (1969)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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editor, mayor, newspaper, political-campaign, small-town, manslaughter