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Miss Pinkerton (1932)

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Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton
George Brent ...
Police Inspector Patten
Ruth Hall ...
Paula Brent
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Hugo
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Juliet Mitchell
C. Henry Gordon ...
Dr. Stuart
Holmes Herbert ...
Arthur Glenn
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Florence Lenz
Blanche Friderici ...
Mary
Mae Madison ...
Second Nurse
Allan Lane ...
Herbert Wynn (scenes deleted)
Nigel De Brulier ...
Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
Eulalie Jensen ...
Miss Gibbons - Superintendent of Nurses
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucien Littlefield ...
Henderson (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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30 July 1932 (USA)  »

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Fasornas hus  »

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Goofs

The secret marriage license shows the names "Herbert Wynne" and "Paula Brent". In newspaper headline, the surname is spelled "Wynn". See more »

Quotes

Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Here's a dollar, keep the change.
Taxi Driver: There is no change.
Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Then we're even.
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Version of The Nurse's Secret (1941) See more »

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Average and Lightweight but Impossible to Follow
5 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Best Thing that can be said about this Pre-Code "Old Dark House" Mystery is that the Print is Pristine. It Looks Smooth and Shiny, the Contrast is Excellent and it is just well, Swell.

The Opening has Joan Blondell as the Title Character Stripping to Her Undies and a bit of Inner Thigh (a post code no-no) with Stockings is Exposed and there is some Talk with a Youngster about Visiting Her Boyfriend's Bedroom. That' the Extent of the "Forbidden Hollywood" Stuff.

But this one is Played Very Light Anyway and it is Virtually Impossible to Keep it all Straight as there is so much Talk and so many Suspects that the Mystery gets Less Mysterious and More Confusing as Things Move Along.

The Sets are Creepy Enough and some of the Characters Moving in and out of Suspicion are also Nutty, and there are Shadows Galore to Up the Spooky Level, with some Screams and Lurkers about. Worth a Watch, and take the Challenge to Decipher the Plot and Characters.


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