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The Adventurous Blonde (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Mystery | Romance  -  13 November 1937 (USA)
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After rival reporters, jealous of Torchy's success, conspire to fake the murder of an actor in order to embarrass her, he ends up being strangled.

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(as Frank MacDonald)

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Farrell ...
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Anne Nagel ...
Grace Brown
Tom Kennedy ...
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Pete, a Reporter
Natalie Moorhead ...
Mrs. Theresa Gray
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Matt, a Reporter
Charley Foy ...
Dud, a Reporter
Anderson Lawler ...
Hugo Brand
Bobby Watson ...
Mugsy, a Reporter
Charles C. Wilson ...
Mortimer Gray (as Charles Wilson)
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Jenny Hammond
Leyland Hodgson ...
Harvey Hammond (as Leland Hodgson)
Raymond Hatton ...
Frank Shannon ...
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Storyline

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 Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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13 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde  »

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Trivia

Jack Mower (Driver), Robert Barrat and Hugh O'Connell are in studio records/casting call lists as actors in this movie, but were not seen in the print. See more »

Goofs

When McBride tells the dead actor to get up from the floor (after he finds out about the hoax that runs out to be real), the dead man moves slightly. See more »

Quotes

Detective Gahagan: Confusion! Always confusion!
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Connections

Followed by Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Tom Kennedy
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Fast-talking murder mystery
26 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the Poverty Row take on films like The Front Page/His Girl Friday, one of a series with perky Glenda Farrell playing a reporter called Torchy Blane. In this one she gets herself involved in the solving of a murder mystery: who strangled the matinée idol? Like The Front Page, there's a running gag about a postponed wedding. There are several nifty one-liners, too, and actors run in and out of scenes so fast that it's easy to forgive the implausibility of the plot, and to forget that this is all talk. It's nice to see Barton MacLane in a lead role for a change, and the supporting cast, especially character actors such as Frank Shannon, Jimmy Conlin, George Guhl and Houseley Stevenson, are worth the price of admission alone. Hardly a comedy masterpiece but there are worse ways to while away an hour. This is the second in the Torchy Blane series.


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