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Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  12 November 1938 (USA)
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A notorious counterfeiter passes himself off as a Secret Service agent to Steve and gets him to unwittingly help him bilk the racetrack out of tens of thousands.

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Notorious counterfeiter "100 Dollar Bill" Bailey has eluded police capture for fifteen years while passing off his signature C-notes. He brazenly passes himself off as Secret Service agent Charles Mitchell to McBride and McTavish and recruits police help in what they think will be a sting operation at the local racetrack to catch Bailey. Actually, Bailey/Mitchell uses the opportunity to exchange his phony bills for the real thing right under Steve's nose. Torchy, with the aid of a furloughed Gahagan and a German shepherd named Blitzen, is able to penetrate the counterfeiting ring. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Torchy Puts All Her Yeggs In One Basket... And Cracks A Crime Trust Wide Open!

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Caçando um Homem  »

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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, if any): Leo White (Bettor), Paul Panzer (Vendor), Al Lloyd (Vendor) and Sally Sage. See more »

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Gahagan: [about his betting system] Okay, I'll tell it to you, but yuh gotta keep mum.
Torchy Blane: I'll be very secree-tive.
Gahagan: I don't care about that, but yuh gotta keep it mum.
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Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The sixth film in the Warner series has Glena Farrell returning to the role of reporter Torchy Blane. This time out she learns that her fiancé detective (Barton MacLane) is working with a government man as they two to capture a counterfeiter known as $100 Bailey. TORCHY GETS HER MAN is certainly a step up from the previous film, which was just downright flat due in large part to a weak story and the lack of Farrell. Thankfully the studio was able to get her back for this installment and there's no question that the picture is much better for it. As with the previous entries, the stories themselves aren't the greatest things out there but this here is good enough to at least keep you interested in everything that's going on and the cast just makes everything all the more entertaining. Farrell was certainly at ease in the role and I think her comic timing is right on the mark from start to finish and she just gives such a fun performance that you can't help but smile watching her work. MacLane, also back after missing the previous film, is good but there's no question that he's not given too much to do. Tom Kennedy nearly steals the film as the dimwitted driver and wannabe poet. The supporting cast doesn't feature any real stand outs but everyone is nice in their roles. I think the weakest thing about this entry is that director William Beaudine lives up to his reputation of just doing one take. There are some pretty ugly and cheap shots to be seen here and it takes the "B" level quality down a notch. Still, he at least keeps the film moving at a nice pace and fans of the series should be entertained.


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