A Broadway Scandal

A Broadway Scandal is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Joe De Grasse that features Lon Chaney[1] and Carmel Myers. It is not known whether the film currently survives and it may be lost.

A Broadway Scandal
Directed byJoe De Grasse
Written byHarvey Gates
StarringLon Chaney
Carmel Myers
CinematographyEdward Ullman
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • June 1, 1918 (1918-06-01)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] Nenette Bisson (Myers), an adventurous French girl, is injured while automobiling and taken to the Kendall hospital, where she becomes infatuated with the young physician David Kendall (August). Kendall, believing all women frivolous, pays little attention to Nenette. War breaks out and Kendall goes to Europe to offer aid to the suffering. Nenette, disowned by her father who runs a small cafe in the Latin quarter of New York City after her name becomes involved in a Broadway scandal, becomes a stage favorite but her attempts to win her father's forgiveness are futile. One night, however, she surprises the cafe with her presence and her father is finally persuaded to forgive her. Kendall, home on furlough, seeks out Nenette at the cafe and, after much explanation, he too is forgiven.



Like many American films of the time, A Broadway Scandal was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 2, the shooting of a motorcycle policeman.[3]


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: A Broadway Scandal". silentera.com. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2008.
  2. "Reviews: A Broadway Scandal". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (25): 25. June 15, 1918.
  3. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (25): 31. June 15, 1918.
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