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Angry that police detective Steve McBride is giving preferential treatment to his fiancée, reporter Torchy Blane, reporters from a rival newspaper plan a fake murder with the idea that Torchy's paper will print the story and look foolish, teaching a lesson to Torchy and McBride. The tables are turned when the fake murder turns out to be the genuine article. Written by
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At the beginning of the film, Steve walks out to see the desk sergeant. Someone tries to throw confetti on him to celebrate his impending marriage to Torchy, but misses. When Steve initially talks to the desk sergeant, there is no strip of confetti on his right shoulder. Then in the next shot it appears. In subsequent shots it keeps changing position on his right shoulder until he goes to see the captain and it disappears. See more »
The third film in the series has Torchy Blane (Glenda Farrell) and Lt. MacBride (Barton MacLane) soon to be married, which drives her fellow reporters crazy because they feel she'll get all the scoops. To get even with her they get a famous actor needing publicity to pretend to be murdered so that Torchy will report the story and then get in trouble. The tables turn however when the actor ends up murdered just the way the joke was supposed to happen. This third film in the series is actually the best up to this point thanks in large part to the cast doing a fine job but the story here is also extremely well-done with a couple nice twists at the end. The idea of a "joke" murder getting into the newspaper is a bit far-fetched but I really thought this was rather fun at the start of the picture. The jealousy of the male reporters was quite funny but once the murder takes place things get a lot more serious. As someone who watches every "B" murder/mystery that comes on TCM, I must admit that the story here was quite good and especially the various suspects and their connection to the victim. Farrell and MacLane are both at the top of their game here with the chemistry flying high. Anne Nagel, George E. Stone and Tom Kennedy are all good in their supporting bits as is Anderson Lawler, , Leyland Hodgson and Virginia Brissac. The twist at the end is something I won't give away but I serious doubt anyone will see it coming.
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