In Sleepytown, cross-eyed Sam Smith and Mary Brown are about to get married. But the scoundrel, Jim Jones, wants Mary for himself. Jim uses a publicity still that Sam sent away for against him to show Sam the cad in the eyes of Mary. Disgraced and without Mary, Sam leaves town and heads for Hollywood to redeem himself. Despite not being typical leading man material, Sam is able to make a success of it in Hollywood, and wants to return to Sleepytown a new man and to get Mary back. But Jim will not give Mary up without a fight, he using any means, including lying, to turn the town, including Mary, against Sam, their newly beloved hometown son. Written by
11 February 1939 (USA)
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Broadway Brevities (1938-1939 season) #19: A Small Town Idol
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Vitaphone production reels #B191-192. See more
Edited from A Small Town Idol
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played during the wedding announcement intertitle See more