Pink Tights (1920)

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Jonathan Meek (Jack Perrin) is the new minister in the straight-laced New England hamlet of Pleasanton. The circus has come to town and the congregation is insisting that Meek prepare a sermon protesting the pink tights worn by tightrope walker Mazie Darnton (Gladys Walton) right when she parachutes onto his roof. He quickly hides her and manages to avoid a scandal. When a fire breaks out at the church and Mazie rescues a little boy from a burning tower, she goes from being a pariah to a hero. One would think that Mazie and the reverend would end the picture in the requisite clinch, but instead she returns to her old sweetheart. This Universal picture was made while Irving Thalberg was there; originally he wanted to cast an unknown actress named Norma Shearer in the role of Mazie. She didn't get the part, but years later she became a star under Thalberg when they were both working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She also became his wife.



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