When a circus troupe comes to a small, extremely conservative New England town, the residents go to their minister to have him protest the scandalous fact that the female tightrope walker ... See full summary »

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(as Reeves Eason)

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(story) (as J.U. Geisy), (scenario) (as Philip Hurn)
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Gladys Walton ...
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Rev. Jonathon Meek
Dave Winter ...
Jerry McKeen (as Dave Dyas)
Stanton Heck ...
Bullato
Rosa Gore ...
Mrs. Shamfeller
Dan Crimmins ...
Smiley Dodd
Dorothea Wolbert ...
Mrs. Bump
B. Reeves Eason Jr. ...
Johnny Bump
Martin Neilan ...
Willie Shamfeller
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When a circus troupe comes to a small, extremely conservative New England town, the residents go to their minister to have him protest the scandalous fact that the female tightrope walker wears a pair of pink tights. When she has an accident and is forced to recuperate at the minister's house, he has to hide her in order to avoid even more of a scandal. Mazie Darton, a high-wire performer with a traveling circus, longs for a peaceful country life. Forced to stay in a small town while laid up with an injury, Darton is spurned by the conservative townspeople. Rev. Jonathon Meek, the local parson, befriends the circus troupe, especially Darton. But he, too, opens himself to criticism from his flock, who protest his closeness with the show people. Eventually, Darton's boyfriend arrives and the pair become closer. The parson fades from the scene as a possible mate for Darton, who ends up winning the hearts of the townspeople. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Passed
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25 September 1920 (USA)  »

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Out of the Sky  »

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Reeves Eason's Somewhat Disappointing Drama
28 October 2007 | by (Chinatown, California) – See all my reviews

Mazie Darton (Gladys Walton), a high-wire performer with a traveling circus, longs for a peaceful country life, in Reeves Eason's critically panned drama, Pink Tights (1920). Forced to stay in a small town while laid up with an injury, Darton is spurned by the conservative townspeople. Rev. Jonathon Meek (Jack Perrin), the local parson, befriends the circus troupe, especially Darton. But he, too, opens himself to criticism from his flock, who protest his closeness with the show people. Eventually, Darton's boyfriend arrives and the pair become closer. The parson fades from the scene as a possible mate for Darton, who ends up winning the hearts of the townspeople.

Pink Tights 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. Walton would remain a minor Universal star for her short lived career and star in several circus dramas.


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