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Torchy Blane in Panama (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 7 May 1938 (USA)
Torchy, Steve, and Gahagan are on the trail of a bank robber aboard an ocean liner traveling from New York to L.A. via the Panama Canal.

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Paul Kelly ...
Tom Kennedy ...
Anthony Averill ...
Larry Williams ...
Bill Canby
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Kitty
Hugh O'Connell ...
Skinner
Jimmy Conlin ...
Botkin (as James Conlon)
Joe Cunningham ...
Frank Shannon ...
Eric Stanley ...
Captain McDonald
John Ridgely ...
Reynolds (as John Ridgeley)
George Guhl ...
George Regas ...
Gomez
Jack Mower ...
Ship's Officer
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Determined to scoop the other newspapers, reporter Torchy Blane convinces her boyfriend, police lieutenant Steve McBride, that the only way the perpetrator of a recent bank robbery could fence the stolen money is to exchange it in Panama. Torchy, accompanied by McBride, blundering police sergeant Gahagan and smarmy rival reporter Bill Canby are off on a luxury liner to Panama carrying a boat load of Los Angeles Leopard lodge members, one of whom figures to be the robbery suspect. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Quando Nos Casamos  »

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Actors Sol Gorss (First Cab Driver), Allen Mathews (Second Cab Driver) and Jack Wise (Steward) are listed in casting call lists/studio records for their roles in this movie, but did not appear. Bob Baker is erroneously listed for the role of "Assistant Bank Manager" in a modern source, but that role was played by Art Baker. Some actors (Tom Wilson and Loia Cheaney) are barely visible and have no lines. See more »

Quotes

Detective Lieutenant Steve 'Stevie' McBride: [to Torchy] Well, newshound, you got your ears pinned back.
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Followed by Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

California, Here I Come
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by members of the Loyal Order of Leopards aboard ship
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Torchy in name only
1 July 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Wide-eyed, beautiful brunette Lola Lane assumes the role of Torchy Blaine, a role Warner Bros. created for the blonde and brassy Glenda Farrell. She starred in the previous seven. No longer the smartest person in the room, this Torchy is probably the most athletic: parachuting, jitterbugging, jumping ship and climbing walls. The character is now more adventuress than working girl. Comedy now dominates the series, with Tom Kennedy's part expanded. A parade of his goofy Lodge of the Leopard opens the film. Briefly seen is a float of black-faced white guys in leopard skins. Lola was one of the Lane Sisters that Warner Bros. put under contract. Among her husbands were Lew Ayres and Roland West.


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