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Smart Blonde (1937)

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Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenda Farrell ...
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Wini Shaw ...
Dolly Ireland (as Winifred Shaw)
Addison Richards ...
Fitz Mularkey
Robert Paige ...
Lewis Friel (as David Carlyle)
Craig Reynolds ...
Tom Carney
Charlotte Wynters ...
Marcia Friel (as Charlotte Winters)
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Dixie - Hatcheck Girl
Joseph Crehan ...
'Tiny' Torgenson
Tom Kennedy ...
John Sheehan ...
Leon Blyfuss
Max Wagner ...
Chuck Cannon
George Lloyd ...
Pickney Sax
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Storyline

Journalist Torchy Blane and her fiance Lt. Steve McBride are trying to solve the murder of Tim Torgson, who was killed right before Torchy's eyes. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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2 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Loura Sabida  »

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Trivia

The film was based on the McBride and Kennedy stories by Frederick Nebel. Kennedy, originally a drunken reporter, was rewritten for the brash but sober Blane. See more »

Quotes

Torchy Blane: [Referring to Steve] Big stiff!
Dixie - Hatcheck Girl: Ain't he masterful?
Torchy Blane: Yeah, all he needs is a leopard skin.
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Connections

Followed by Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) See more »

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You're Walking in My Sleep
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Ben Oakland and Benee Russell
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Fast paced comedy/mystery features Torchy Blane...
14 April 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable little comedy/mystery in the Torchy Blane series that starred GLENDA FARRELL and BARTON MacLAINE on the trail of a killer involved in a nightclub mystery.

Farrell is a fast-talking newspaper reporter smitten by her policeman boyfriend MacLaine. The breezy byplay between the reporter gal and her boyfriend is snappy enough to keep the plot moving briskly towards a solution of the murder. JANE WYMAN pops up as a flighty hatcheck girl who has almost no bearing on the plot.

Interesting to spot ROBERT PAIGE in an early role before Universal groomed him for a bid toward stardom opposite stars like Deanna Durbin (in "Can't Help Singing").

Passes the time but strictly a programmer.


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