Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The film is called Laughing at Trouble, but feisty female newspaper publisher Glory Bradford (Jane Darwell) doesn't waste much of her time laughing. Using her paper as a forum, Glory does her best to clear innocent John Campbell (Allan Lane) of a trumped-up murder charge. When John escapes from jail, he hides out in Glory's home, a circumstance she takes in her usual stride. Figuring out the identity of the actual murderer, the publisher employs a bit of unorthodox (and frankly unethical) trickery to force a confession. Laughing at Trouble puts the lie to the long-held assumption that Jane Darwell never played a movie leading role until The Grapes of Wrath.
confession [admission], false-accusation, name-clearing, newspaper, publisher