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Miss Pinkerton (1932)

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A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.

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Complete credited cast:
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George Brent ...
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
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Lucien Littlefield ...
Henderson (scenes deleted)
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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 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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The secret marriage license shows the names "Herbert Wynne" and "Paula Brent". In newspaper headline, the surname is spelled "Wynn". See more »

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Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Here's a dollar, keep the change.
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Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Then we're even.
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Normal investigative procedure?
13 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Miss Pinkerton has Joan Blondell cast as a nurse who is sent out on assignment to take care of bedridden Elizabeth Patterson. Her nephew and last of her once wealthy family has just killed himself and the cops headed by George Brent are on the scene. Or did he kill himself? Brent suspects murder.

Since he kind of likes Blondell at first sight Brent departs from normal investigative procedure. He has Blondell not only taking care of Patterson, but he wants her to keep her eyes and ears open for anything incriminating. Despite the coroner Brent things murder was done.

Turns out murder was done and it's done again and on this Blondell may even have had a hand. Of course it was murder and it was a rather complicated scheme where the victim was in on it but was double-crossed by accomplices. There is in fact some money still left and enough to kill for.

Joan Blondell's effervescent personality and quick wit is on full blast for Miss Pinkerton. It's a somewhat lame story, but watching her covers over a lot of the faults.


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