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JOAN BLONDELL — Screen’s most magnetic girl, a finished artist on
stage and screen. Pictures include “Sinners’ Holiday,” “Public Enemy,” . “Office Wife,” “Tllicit,” “My Past,” “Other Men’s Women,” “Blonde Crazy” “Union Depot,” “The Crowd Roars,” “The Famous Ferguson Case.”
ADRIENNE DORE—Sensational as “Miss America” beauty,” trained on stage and in Paramount roles, reecntly signed by Warner Bros. Latest releases “Alias the Doctor,” “Union Depot,” “Old Man Minick,” “The Rich Are Always With Us,” “The Famous Ferguson Case.”
VIVIENNE OSBORNE — One of screen’s most stunning women and a talented actress. Recent releases “Husband’s Holiday,’ “Beloved Bachelor,” “Two Kinds of Women,” “The Famous Ferguson Case.”
GRANT MITCHELL — Celebrated stage and screen star, remembered for “The Champion.” Most recent releases “Man to Man,” “The Star Witness,” “The Famous Ferguson Case.”
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Bruce Foster a reporter on a small town newspaper, is constantly urged by the girl he loves, Tony Martin, the society editor on the paper, to break into the newspaper game in the big city. While he is debating on what to do, a big story breaks in the town. Ferguson, a New York
banker living in the small town, is found murdered and his wife gagged and bound. Bruce phones to the New York papers, hoping to get an opportunity at big city work.
The case is of such importance that the New York newspapers send up reporters. They dig up a scandal between Mrs. Ferguson and Judd Brooks, a cashier in the local bank, and finally cause the arrest of the couple on a charge of murdering the woman’s husband.
Bruce, however, believing in the innocence of the couple, gets to work quietly to verify Mrs. Ferguson’s story. The reporters persuade the county attorney to bring about a trial, digging up evidence to point to the couple as the slayers. The county attorney is awed by their
importance and brings the case to trial.
Maizie, a disillusioned sob sister of the New York press, who is the estranged wife of Parks, a reporter, has been trying to protect Tony from her philandering husband. But Tony resents Maizie’s interference, and is so infatuated with Parks that he has finally gotten her into a compromising position.
Just when things look pretty bad for the couple, Bruce learns from Boston police that two criminals have confessed to the murder. He telephones to the New York press and there is a big shake-up among the reporters, some of them being fired. After a terrible tirade from one of the more dignified reporters, they set off for New York. Maizie, however, decides she has had enough of scandal and plans to live in the small town.
Tony, on the other hand, rushes o the train to join Parks, determined to become a metropolitan reporter. Maizie helps her board the train and turns to Bruce, who is also on the depot platform, asking him for the job which Tony is leaving.
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Joan Blondell 60%
Vivienne Osborne 40%
Grant Mitchell 20%
Directed by Lloyd Bacon 20%
A First National and Vitaphone Production 40%
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