Scandal Street (1925)

Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Madge Kennedy's spirited personality is wasted in this heavy-handed drama. She plays Sheila Kane, the actress wife of film star Neil Keeley (Niles Welch). Keeley, a womanizer and heavy drinker, severely neglects both his wife and his work. Along comes Harrison Halliday (Welch, in a dual role), looking for a job as an extra. Producer O'Malley (J. Moy Bennett), seeing Halliday's resemblance to Keeley, hires the young man to double for the star. Harrison is much needed -- during Keeley's frequent absences from the studio, the double is used for long shots. Ultimately, Keeley is killed in a car wreck, and the studio convinces Halliday to take over his identity. He falls in love with Sheila, but must overcome blackmail by a former girlfriend of Keeley's and a lawyer who knows his true identity.



accident, actor, alcoholism, blackmail, extramarital-affair, girlfriend, impersonation, lawyer, lookalike, love, neglect, wife