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Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 12 November 1938 (USA)
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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The sixth of nine "Torchy Blane" films released by Warner Brothers from 1937 to 1939. See more »

Quotes

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.
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The credits appear as newspaper headlines. See more »

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Followed by Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite (1939) See more »

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Bold as Brass crook
9 March 2013 | by 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.


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