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Sally of the Scandals

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Sally of the Scandals
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Directed byLynn Shores
Ken Marr (ass't director)
Written byEnid Hibbard (story, scenario)
John W. Conway (intertitles)
Randolph Bartlett (intertitles)
Produced byFilm Booking Offices of America
StarringBessie Love
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Edited byArchie Marshek
Distributed byFilm Booking Offices of America
Release date
  • July 15, 1928 (1928-07-15) (U.S.)
Running time
7 reels; 6,059 feet[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Sally of the Scandals is a 1928 American silent crime drama[2] film produced and released by Film Booking Offices of America. It was directed by Lynn Shores and starred Bessie Love.[3]

The film is preserved in the Archives françaises du film du CNC (Bois d'Arcy).[4]


Chorus girl Sally Rand (Love) cares for her crippled sister Mary (Lambert). She agrees to marry gangster Bill Reilly (Miley)—whom she believes to be a legitimate businessman—after he promises to pay for an operation for her sister. The lead in the show, Marian Duval (Quimby), is jealous of the attention that Steve Sinclair (Forrest), wealthy backer of the Broadway show, is showing Sally, and she wrongfully accuses Sally of theft. Steve learns of Marian's and Reilly's lies, and prevents Sally from marrying Reilly. He then makes her the star of the show.[1][3][5]



Some interior scenes were filmed using the sets and chorus of the stage production of Sunny at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles.[7]


The film received positive reviews,[8] as did Bessie Love's performance.[9]


  1. ^ a b Motion Picture News Booking Guide. Motion Picture News. 1929. p. 147.
  2. ^ "Sally of the Scandals (1928)". AllMovie.
  3. ^ a b Munden, Kenneth W., ed. (1971). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films 1921–1930. New York: R.R. Bowker Company. pp. 677–8. OCLC 664500075.
  4. ^ "Sally of the Scandals / Lynn Shores [motion picture]". Library of Congress – Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "New Pictures". Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World. April 28, 1928. p. 44.
  6. ^ "Casts of Current Photoplays". Photoplay Magazine. Vol. 34 no. 3. August 1928. p. 137.
  7. ^ "Studio Briefs". Motion Picture News. February 11, 1928. p. 442.
  8. ^ "What the Picture Did for Me". Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World. December 22, 1928. p. 51.
  9. ^ "Brief Reviews of Current Pictures". Photoplay. p. 16.
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