The Whole Town's Talking (1926)

Comedy | 1926

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Film Daily
12 Sep 1926.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1926
Premiere Information:
release: 14 August or 26 December 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 July 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22943
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,662
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Chester Binney, a wounded war veteran, erroneously believes he is carrying a silver plate in his head and must avoid all excitement. He returns to his hometown, and there his former employer, George Simmons, attempts to arrange a match between Chester (who is to inherit a fortune) and his daughter Ethel. Ethel, however, finds Chester unexciting as a lover; and to enliven the affair, the father invents a lurid past for the boy by displaying a signed photograph of Rita Renault, a famous movie star. Rita, accompanied by her jealous husband, Jack Shields, arrives in the town for a personal appearance. By chance, Jack discovers the photograph of Rita, presumably the property of Chester, and when he sees his wife kissing Chester, a running fight ensues. When Chester discovers he is not ill, he knocks out both Shields and Mont-Allen, another suitor of Ethel's; and he thus wins ... +


Chester Binney, a wounded war veteran, erroneously believes he is carrying a silver plate in his head and must avoid all excitement. He returns to his hometown, and there his former employer, George Simmons, attempts to arrange a match between Chester (who is to inherit a fortune) and his daughter Ethel. Ethel, however, finds Chester unexciting as a lover; and to enliven the affair, the father invents a lurid past for the boy by displaying a signed photograph of Rita Renault, a famous movie star. Rita, accompanied by her jealous husband, Jack Shields, arrives in the town for a personal appearance. By chance, Jack discovers the photograph of Rita, presumably the property of Chester, and when he sees his wife kissing Chester, a running fight ensues. When Chester discovers he is not ill, he knocks out both Shields and Mont-Allen, another suitor of Ethel's; and he thus wins Ethel. +

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