This article is about the Young Indiana Jones film. You may be looking for the Broadway show called The Scandals of 1920 featured in the episode.

Scandal of 1920 is the twenty-first film in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It was initially broadcast as the two-hour television movie Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920, on April 3, 1993.

Publisher's summaryEdit

After quitting his job as a waiter in Chicago, Indy heads to New York, following a tip for summertime employment. Indy gets much, much more than he bargained for when he signs up as a stagehand at the new Broadway extravaganza, George White's Scandals. While the work is exhausting, what's truly wearing Indy down is trying to juggle three new girlfriends -- without having each learn of the others. His new friend George Gershwin is of little help, finding humor and -- of course -- song in Indy's predicament.

First, there's Peggy, the country mouse visiting the Big Apple for the first time. She has aspirations for Broadway stardom, but is at first wary of Indy, mistaking him for a big city masher. Indy earns her trust, and even lands her a part in the Scandals, where she can showcase her amazing voice.

Then, there's Kate, the Bohemian poet who opens her apartment door for Indy when he's stranded without a place to live. She's unlike anyone Indy's ever met, a headstrong, self-possessed woman of the 1920s with untraditional definitions of relationship. Indy is entranced by her intellect, and even lands a spot at the Algonquin round table to meet with Kate's witty writer friends, Alexander Woollcott, Dorothy Parker and others.

Finally, there's Gloria -- the wealthy socialite. Indy is transfixed by her beauty, and sweet-talks her into backing George White's musical. Her father bankrolls the Scandals, meaning that Indy can't do a thing to jeopardize his relationship with her.

When the curtain rises on opening night, Indy not only has to keep the performance running, but he finds that all three girls are in the same theater. This chapter of Young Indiana Jones is not only a comic romp, but also includes wonderful production numbers as well as a marvelous musical score.


Cast and CharactersEdit




"Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920" aired as "New York, June 1920" and "New York, July 1920" in some locations.

Home videoEdit

The film was released on DVD in 2008 as part of the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Three, The Years of Change (Disc 8).

DVD Chapters: Chapter titles are not official, but merely an aid to navigating through the DVD.

  • 1: Paramount logo, Lucasfilm logo; Train to New York with Peggy Peabody
  • 2: Crashing Kate Rivers' party; Missing Peggy; Tea with Kate
  • 3: Catching up with Sidney Bechet; Love advice from George Gershwin and the songsters of Tin Pan Alley
  • 4: A job at the Globe Theater; Park Avenue party with Gloria Schuyler
  • 5: Morning with Kate; Ann Pennington spars with Gershwin; Lunch date with Gloria
  • 6: Lunch with the Algonquin Round Table; Peggy's audition; "6 o'clock, 8 o'clock, 10 o'clock, too!"
  • 7: Dinner with Peggy; Dinner with Kate; Dinner with Gloria; The show is endangered
  • 8: Peggy auditions with Gershwin's song; The Schuylers back the show. Gifts from his girlfriends.
  • 9: Peggy's number is cut; Indy re-gifts; Final rehearsals;
  • 10: Opening night; Juggling his three girlfriends and Indy's promotion to stage manager; Act one hijinks.
  • 11: Act One finale; Peggy and George save the show; After-party and Indy's birthday cake.
  • 12: End Credits

Companion Historical Documentaries:

External linksEdit

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Mystery of the Blues Scandal of 1920 Hollywood Follies

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