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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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Willard Robertson ...
Thomas E. Jackson ...
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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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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12 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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A decent outing but boy are the police idiots in this film
1 July 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

After a one film absence (where Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane were replaced with different actors playing their roles in a previous film), they are back. As a result, the quality of the film is better than this last outing, TORCHY BLANE IN PANAMA.

This Torchy Blane story all revolves around how stupid the police and how audacious criminals can be. The plan that is hatched really is insanely dangerous and makes little sense, though it does make for a decent film--if you don't think very much!! A criminal poses as a federal agent (this will get you a bazillion years in prison if you are caught) and convinces the amazingly gullible police that he needs their help in catching criminals passing forged $100 bills. So the police arrange for the local race track to give this crook a job, where he makes a ton of money for his gang substituting real money with forged! Idiot cops.

Overall, the film is a pretty typical and brainless outing for the series. The only thing of note is that the longer the series went, the less chummy Torchy and her boyfriend, McBride, behaved. In the first film they got engaged. However, here in the 6th, they are dating but that is all and there isn't much romance between them.

The only bright aspect is Gahagan. The longer the series went, the funnier and more endearing he became. His "system" for horse betting is amazing...simply amazing.


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