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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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Wini Shaw ...
Dolly Ireland (as Winifred Shaw)
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Fitz Mularkey
Robert Paige ...
Lewis Friel (as David Carlyle)
Craig Reynolds ...
Tom Carney
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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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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

Tom Kennedy, who plays the dumb cop Gahagan in this film, repeated the role in all the subsequent Torchy Blane series films. He was the only actor to appear in all nine Torchy Blane movies. 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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Followed by The Adventurous Blonde (1937) See more »

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Day Dreams
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Lanny Ross
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Entertaining hour and one half, I enjoyed it.
24 January 2000 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

It was nice seeing Barton MacClane as the good guy. Glenda Farrell and Ginger Rogers are look alikes. At first sight I though it was Ginger. Also got a kick out of seeing a very young Jane Wyman as Dixie. The mystery was a bit contrived but I'd see the movie again.


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