The Town Scandal (1923)

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Minor Universal star Gladys Walton has the lead in this light comedy. After becoming a successful chorus girl on the Broadway stage, Jean Crosby (Walton) visits her home town of Murphysburg. The hamlet's Purity League, however, showers her with disapproval -- until the male contingent makes secret trips to Broadway so they can see Jean in her skimpy costumes. These married, supposedly upstanding members of the community turn into Stage Door Johnnies, and Jean is not impressed. She turns to her friend Toby Caswell, who is the editor of the Murphysburg newspaper (Edward Hearne), and together they create a plan. The Purity League is scandalized when Jean is hired by the paper to create a series of installments entitled "The Life of a Chorus Girl," and nothing they do can get her to drop the story. Caswell finds himself in the middle of the dispute. Jean only offers to can the story -- which names names -- when the town leaders prove willing to change their strict laws and attitudes.

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brother, chorus-girl, lawyer, loot, love, memoir, newspaper, offer, power, reporter, return, scandal, town