Steve promises his captain not to favor Torchy with stories over other papers but becomes frustrated as to how she continues to scoop her rivals.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louisa Revelle
Maitland Greer
John Ridgely ...
Blanche Revelle
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Frank Shannon ...
Jean Benedict ...
Miss Hilton - Salesgirl
Suzanne Kaaren ...
District Attorney (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Charles Richman ...
Judge Wilson
Robert Middlemass ...
Boylan - Editor


Marvin Spencer, of the Bon Ton Department Stores, is missing, and Torchy knows how to find him. When she does, he is dead and she is the first paper to headline the death. Then she finds his girlfriend and the Star once again scoops everyone, including the police. This upsets McBride, but she hits headline after headline, until the trial is to begin. Then torchy is a follower, but she does not believe that the accused is even guilty. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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BEWARE! SNAPPY SNOOPY BLONDE AT WORK! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

5 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flertando com o Perigo  »

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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): David Newell (Bridegroom), Minerva Urecal (Fashion Editor), Jack Mower (Sergeant) and Loia Cheaney (Operator) See more »


A triumphant Torchy looks at the wax impression of a key, she smiles and closes her hand into a fist in the master shot. If she actually had the wax impression in her hand, she would have ruined it. See more »


Lt. Steve McBride: If you keep getting me into jams like this, you'll cook my goose!
Torchy Blane: [laughs] Swell! We'll fatten it up and have it for dinner.
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Followed by Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) See more »


Music by Harry Warren
Played when Torchy is eating a steak at the restaurant
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The Resourceful Torchy
19 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Frank Shannon as Captain McTavish feels that Barton MacLane is giving too much information to gal pal Torchy Blane so he's issued orders cutting her off from scoops. Plus it doesn't look bad if he can't solve his own cases. So Torchy is cut off.

If Shannon thinks that will stop Glenda Farrell, does he have another think coming. Farrell not only keeps scooping the cops without a bit of help from her boyfriend MacLane, she makes monkeys out of the whole police department. That includes thick as a brick Tom Geraghty and young rookie patrolman John Ridgely. And quite a few more.

As it happens she and Ridgely are the last to see a department store owner alive as he gets into a taxi. Although Farrell is resourceful she comes mighty close to obstruction of justice in her quest for the ultimate scoop.

Blondes At Work is a fair enough entry in the Torchy Blane series. The stories aren't much, but I just love the chemistry between Farrell and MacLane. Marry that girl quick Lt. McBride or pin a badge on her.

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