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The Whole Town's Talking (1926)

In 1919, Chester Binney, a wounded World War I veteran, is discharged from the U.S. Army in Los Angeles, and returns to his hometown. There he is feted by his pre-war employer, George ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Laemmle

Writers:

Anita Loos (play), John Emerson (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Everett Horton ... Chester Binney
Virginia Lee Corbin ... Ethel Simmons
Trixie Friganza ... Mrs. George Simmons
Otis Harlan ... George Simmonns
Robert Ober ... Donald Montallen
Aileen Manning Aileen Manning ... Mrs. Van Loon
Hayden Stevenson ... Tom O'Brien
Margaret Quimby ... Sadie Wise
Dolores del Rio ... Rita Renault - Movie Star
Malcolm Waite Malcolm Waite ... Jack Shields
Mathilde Comont ... Maid (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

In 1919, Chester Binney, a wounded World War I veteran, is discharged from the U.S. Army in Los Angeles, and returns to his hometown. There he is feted by his pre-war employer, George Simmons, who hopes to strike up a romance between his daughter, Ethel, and Chester. However, for social reasons, Chester's accomplishments-line is a bit "thin," so George builds him a hectic past that involves movie-vamp Rita Ralti. This is news to Rita and her manager, who have come to town to promote her latest film. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Que Escândalo! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Universal remade this title in 1931 as Ex-Bad Boy. The 1935 Columbia feature is unrelated to this story. See more »

Connections

Version of Rumor of Love (1961) See more »

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