Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  12 November 1938 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 178 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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.



(characters), (original screenplay)
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Waters (1944)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain... See full summary »

Director: Peter Graham Scott
Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen
Fly Away Baby (1937)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Torchy Blane solves a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Gordon Oliver
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After rival reporters, jealous of Torchy's success, conspire to fake the murder of an actor in order to embarrass her, he ends up being strangled.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Anne Nagel
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.

Director: Ray McCarey
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy
Smart Blonde (1937)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Torchy Blane has to solve a blackmail case.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy
Action | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Torchy Blane and Steve McBride try to nab a gangster by tracking his moll.

Director: Noel M. Smith
Stars: Jane Wyman, Allen Jenkins, Tom Kennedy
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Lola Lane, Paul Kelly, Tom Kennedy


Complete credited cast:
Glenda Farrell ...
Tom Kennedy ...
Willard Robertson ...
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Henchman Gloomy (as Tommy Jackson)
George Guhl ...
The Professor - Henchman
John Ridgely ...
Henchman Bugs
Joe Cunningham ...
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Tom Brennan


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Crime | Mystery


Approved | See all certifications »





Release Date:

12 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caçando um Homem  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Charles Gilbert: [after hearing Gahagan slurping his soup] How did you find your soup?
Gahagan: Fine. I just looked into the dish and there it was.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits appear as newspaper headlines. See more »


Follows Torchy Blane in Panama (1938) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bold as Brass crook
9 March 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the best of the Torchy Blane series is one that really puts her in the most danger in Torchy Gets Her Man. That title does not mean that Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane finally wed. In fact the title is a misnomer in that the object of her story nearly gets Torchy with Geohagan thrown in for good measure.

This is one bold as brass crook, a notorious counterfeiter played by Willard Robertson who impersonates a Secret Service man of all things. He's got a scam to use the racetrack to spread his phony bills and he's using the cops as shields because they think he's part of a sting.

Torchy using the ever gullible Geohagan played by Tom Kennedy catches on, but they're both taken captive by the gang who plans to do them in. How she gets out is for you to see.

Once again Tom Kennedy as lovable, but thick as an adobe brick Sergeant Geohagan steals the film. How he ever passed the civil service for the police is beyond me. And Barton MacLane turns out to be handy to have around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: