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Fly Away Baby (1937)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Glenda Farrell ...
Gordon Oliver ...
Lucien 'Sonny' Croy
Hugh O'Connell ...
Hughie Sprague
Marcia Ralston ...
Ila Sayre
Tom Kennedy ...
Joe King ...
Mr. Guy Allister (as Joseph King)
Raymond Hatton ...
Gordon Hart ...
Mr. Sills
Anderson Lawler ...
Alexander L. Torey
Colonel Higgam
Emmett Vogan ...
Clifford Vance
George Guhl ...


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

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19 June 1937 (USA)  »

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Fly-Away Baby  »

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Though released six weeks after the Hindenburg disaster, which put a stop to all commercial dirigible flights, the film's climax occurs on a German dirigible and it contains stock footage of a zeppelin, probably the Hindenburg. See more »


Hughie Sprague: Well, Gahagan, it's been a very successful experience! Athens, Bagdad, Alexandria, and I shall never forget you in the Acropolis by moonlight.
Sgt. Orville Gahagan: [Wistfully] It was positively incandescent!
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Step Up From the First Film
5 January 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fly Away Baby (1937)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The second in the series has Torchy Blane (Glenda Farrell) and her boyfriend Steve McBride (Barton MacLane) trying to solve some smuggling as well as a murder and the two end up flying across the world trying to catch the killer. FLY AWAY BABY is certainly a step up from the previous film as the story is a lot stronger, the characters more fun and we even get some nice support this time around. One thing that would have made the film even better is if it had been filmed with any sort of budget because one of the big things in the story is that it takes place in various locations throughout the world. These cities are just seen inside hotel rooms and other locations because they obviously didn't have the money to film at these places. In their place is a bunch of stock footage, which obviously makes the film look somewhat cheap but outside of this the story is pretty good. I thought both Farrell and MacLane were even better here than they were in the first and it seems that the two of them really worked on their chemistry. The duo come across here as a lot of fun and they certainly help carry the story with their charm. Gordon Oliver and Hugh O'Connell also add some value in their supporting roles. The film certainly doesn't become a classic and it's far from perfect but I think fans of the genre or fans of Farrell should at least have a good time with it.

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