Big Town Scandal

Big Town Scandal is a 1948 American crime film directed by William C. Thomas and written by Milton Raison. The film stars Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Stanley Clements, Darryl Hickman, Carl Switzer and Roland Dupree. The film was released on May 27, 1948, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

Big Town Scandal
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam C. Thomas
Produced byWilliam H. Pine
William C. Thomas
Screenplay byMilton Raison
StarringPhillip Reed
Hillary Brooke
Stanley Clements
Darryl Hickman
Carl Switzer
Roland Dupree
Music byDarrell Calker
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 27, 1948 (1948-05-27)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


After juvenile boys get caught robbing a sporting goods store, reporter Lorelei Kilbourne pleads for leniency in court and her boss and boyfriend, editor Steve Wilson, ends up reluctantly vouching for the boys. He converts an old newspaper building into a recreation center, where he coaches the boys in basketball. Tommy Malone goes for a joy ride in the car of a gangster, Joe Moreley. A business arrangement is struck, where Moreley will stash stolen goods at the rec center while betting on the team's basketball games, which Tommy will deliberately lose.

The other boys try to return some stolen furs, but one of them, Pinky Jones, ends up shot. Tommy tries to end his deal with Moreley, only to be threatened by Cato, the gangster's gunman. Tommy double-crosses the crooks, winning the next game. Cato shoots him. Tommy's friend and teammate "Dum Dum" pursues Moreley in the bleachers, where Moreley falls off. Tommy recovers in the hospital, while Steve and Lorelei end up getting custody of three more delinquent boys.


See also


  1. "Big Town Scandal (1948) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. "Big-Town-Scandal - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  3. "Big Town Scandal". Retrieved 2015-11-13.
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