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The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  18 March 1939 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Rosella Towne ...
William Gargan ...
Ed Towers
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Dr. George Vanders
Benny Rubin ...
Marvin Piermont
Dennie Moore ...
Teenie Moore
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Lola Martin
Edgar Edwards ...
William 'Bill' Clifton
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Suspect 'Killer'
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
First tune played in the ship's lounge
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A pleasant little surprise
29 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Adventures of Jane Arden" is an orphan film: It was supposed to be the first in a series about a popular comic strip heroine, but the series never got rolling.

Audiences presumably didn't warm up to this movie, but it's hard to understand why. Compared to most of the "B" cheapies of its time, it's excellent. Though it's short (about an hour), it starts with a bang and rolls right along. And its obscure star, Rosella Towne, is really good.

Jane Arden, spunky girl reporter, is said to have been the inspiration for the later but better-remembered comic strip character Brenda Starr. Jane's strip died out sometime in the 1960s, but judging from her brief film career, I wish she were still around. It was a pleasure making her acquaintance.


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