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Off the Record (1939)

 |  Drama  |  21 January 1939 (USA)
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Blondell and O'Brien star as newspaper reporters who inadvertently send Jordan to reform school after they write an expose of the illegal slot-machine racket the boy was a spotter for. ... See full summary »

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Jane Morgan
Bobby Jordan ...
Mickey Fallon
Alan Baxter ...
Joe Fallon
William B. Davidson ...
Scotty
Morgan Conway ...
Lou Baronette
Clay Clement ...
Jaeggers
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Det. Mendall
Addison Richards ...
Brand
Pierre Watkin ...
Barton
Joe King ...
Brown
Douglas Wood ...
J.W.
Armand Kaliz ...
Chatteau
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Blondell and O'Brien star as newspaper reporters who inadvertently send Jordan to reform school after they write an expose of the illegal slot-machine racket the boy was a spotter for. Guilt-ridden, Blondell convinces O'Brien that they should marry in order to adopt Jordan and get him out of reform school. Written by Anonymous

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8 September 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Director James Flood brings nothing to this Warner B. Although the two leads are, as you might expect, dynamite, the attempt to merge their fast-talking screwball relationship with one of Warner Brother's socially conscious dramas does not work. Perhaps a little more screen time might have resulted in a movie that lets both sides of the story work, but at sixty-two minutes, there's nothing for anyone to do but talk fast enough to get the story out; plus the triviality of the 'social evil' with the seriousness imputed to it is a serious misstep.

It is a pity because the cast, as usual with Warner's B production, is top notch. and the writing credits are nothing to be sneered at. A rare misfire.


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