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Big Town Scandal (1948)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  27 May 1948 (USA)
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Steve Wilson, crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne battles against the core of the city's vice - its young ... See full summary »


(as William Thomas)


(radio program Big Town), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Phillip Reed ...
Hillary Brooke ...
Stanley Clements ...
Frankie Snead
Roland Dupree ...
John 'Pinky' Jones (as Roland de Pree)
Tommy Bond ...
Waldo 'Dum Dum' Riggs
Vince Barnett ...
Louie Snead - the bondsman
Charles Arnt ...
Amos Peabody, publisher
Joseph Allen ...
Wally Blake - a reporter (as Joe Allen Jr.)
Donna Martell ...
Marion Harrison (as Donna de Mario)
John Phillips ...
Joe Moreley
Reginald Billado ...
Cato, the henchman


Steve Wilson, crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone, ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game. Written by Les Adams <>

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27 May 1948 (USA)  »

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Underworld Scandal  »

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »


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Basketball Builds Better Boys
7 April 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After some juvenile delinquents are caught stealing sporting goods, "Big Town" reporter Hillary Brooke (as Lorelei Kilbourne) coerces boyfriend, and "Illustrated Press" managing editor, Phillip Reed (as Steve Wilson) into taking responsibility for the gang of five, during their probationary period. Mr. Reed coaches the young men in a basketball team called the "Big Shots", and covers their human interest story in his paper. But, leader-type "Big Shot" Stanley Clements (as Tommy Malone) is tempted by underworld types. Can Mr. Clements, Darryl Hickman (as Harold "Skinny" Peters), Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (as Frankie Sneed), Roland Dupree (as John "Pinky" Jones), and Tommy Bond (as Waldo "Dumb Dumb" Riggs) stay out of reform school?

**** Big Town Scandal (5/27/48) William C. Thomas ~ Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Stanley Clements

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