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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

The reporter in the original stories was Kennedy, a male character. 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: [Trying to hit a note] Me, me, me. How'd you like my execution?
Mugsy, a Reporter: I'm in favor of it.
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Followed by Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by the reporters with the modified lyrics, "Happy Marriage to You"
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Not one of the best of the Torchy Blane films--but it's still enjoyable enough.
30 June 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the 3rd film of the Torchy Blane series and once again Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane are in the leads once again. The film begins with the Lieutenant (MacLane) getting a slight dressing down by his boss. It seems that since Torchy is the lieutenant's fiancée, she gets an inside scoop of crimes that other newspaper people are now complaining about--after all, should the Lieutenant's girl get stories that no other reporter has access to? In addition, the reporters decide to play a trick on the couple to get revenge--they'll stage a fake murder and make them look like idiots when they investigate. The problem is that this fake murder turns out to be a real one--and once again, Torchy gets the scoop.

Throughout the film, Torchy takes the law into her own hands--making guesses and playing hunches again and again. And, since this IS a Torchy Blane film, you know that all of it will work out in the end. Unfortunately, compared to the earlier Torchy Blane films, this one more contrived and less believable. Enjoyable, sure--just not particularly outstanding in its execution.


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