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Fly Away Baby (1937)

Torchy Blane solves a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight.

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Storyline

Torchy and Steve are investigating a murder/jewel theft with roots in Germany. She lobbies her publisher to underwrite her participation in an around-the-world airplane race because arrogant businessman 'Sonny' Croy will be a participant. Not only is he a prime suspect in the case, but the international itinerary includes Frankfort, Germany. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Fly-Away Baby  »

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Trivia

The Pan Am clipper they are shown boarding is a Martin M-130 named the "Philippine Clipper", registration NC14715, built in 1934. It also suffered a horrible fate as did the DC-3 shown in this film. On January 21, 1943 while on flight 1104 from Honolulu to San Francisco, it crashed into a mountain at 2,500 feet near Ukiah, California at night in bad weather. All nine crew and ten passengers were killed. See more »

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The passengers are shown boarding a Pan Am Martin M-130 with registration NC14715, but the plane shown taxiing for take-off has registration NC14714. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Steve 'Skipper' McBride: Why don't you stop trying to be a detective?
Torchy Blane: [Sassily] Why don't you start?
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Edited from Flirtation Walk (1934) See more »

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"Running down criminals is a man's job."
25 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Second in this entertaining series sees Torchy taking to the air by plane and zeppelin in order to catch a murderer. One of the better Torchy Blane movies. Glenda Farrell as Torchy and Barton MacLane as her boyfriend Steve the cop are both pitch perfect. Fun support from Tom Kennedy and Hugh O'Connell. The cast is good and the runtime is brief so things move along pretty quickly. Perhaps there's not a lot of meat on the bone with movies like this but they sure are enjoyable.


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