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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:
George Brent ...
Ruth Hall ...
Paula Brent
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Juliet Mitchell
C. Henry Gordon ...
Dr. Stuart
Holmes Herbert ...
Arthur Glenn
Florence Lenz
Blanche Friderici ...
Mae Madison ...
Second Nurse
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)


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 <>

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30 July 1932 (USA)  »

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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 »


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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Harmless, With Charming Blondell
19 March 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is an early entry in the comic/romantic mystery genre. Joan Blondell is bemoaning the boring existence of a hospital nurse when wham! She is commandeered by detective George Brent to help solve a murder case. It is he who, at her request gives her a title. The title is Miss Pinkerton.

It's an old mansion with creepy servants and the whole deal. A young man has died. Suicide, it's thought; but we know better. The plot is a trifle complicated but not too far-fetched. And Blondell is as (almost) always a real joy.

Brent is in it blessedly little and the supporting players all do what the need to do.

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