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The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 18 March 1939 (USA)
Reporter Jane Arden goes undercover to try to expose a gang of jewel thieves and smugglers. Her mission becomes more dangerous when her identity is discovered early on by one of the gang ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Rosella Towne ...
William Gargan ...
Ed Towers
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Dr. George Vanders
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Marvin Piermont
Dennie Moore ...
Teenie Moore
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Lola Martin
Edgar Edwards ...
William 'Bill' Clifton
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
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Pierre Watkin ...
Albert Thayer
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Martha Blanton - Debutante
John Ridgely ...
Reporter
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Benny Burt ...
Greek (scenes deleted)
Eddie Conrad ...
Italian man (scenes deleted)
Sol Gorss ...
Driver (scenes deleted)
Eddie Graham ...
Reporter (scenes deleted)
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Reporter Jane Arden goes undercover to try to expose a gang of jewel thieves and smugglers. Her mission becomes more dangerous when her identity is discovered early on by one of the gang leaders. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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18 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Dupla Conspiração  »

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Deep in a Dream
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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Jane's On The Trail Of A Story
26 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Adventures of Jane Arden based on the Jane Arden comic strip with Rosella Towne starring as the Lois Lane type reporter at odds with her perpetually exasperated editor William Gargan. This was to be the first in a series of Jane Arden films had the series taken off. But it didn't.

Probably one of the reasons was a bad editing job and I doubt we'll ever see a director's cut here. Maris Wrixon who is an impoverished play girl is now working for a gang of jewel thieves when she wants out and is bumped off. Hobart Cavanaugh gets arrested for the crime and you see him and then he's just not in the film as our heroine Towne starts pursuing her own theory of the crime. Incredibly bad editing and more's the pity because Cavanaugh is always entertaining.

No mystery involved because we know who did it right at the beginning, gentleman thief James Stephenson posing as a doctor. Stephenson is the best thing about the film, a most charming, cunning, and deadly villain.

Had Warner Brothers done a better job with this film we might have seen a slew of Jane Arden films.


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