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Chasing Trouble (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  30 January 1940 (USA)
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A delivery boy for a flower shop, who thinks of himself as an amateur detective, finds out that his boss is mixed up with a foreign espionage ring.



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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy O'Brien
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Susie Carey
Mantan Moreland ...
Thomas H. Jefferson
George Cleveland ...
Lillian Elliott ...
Mrs. O'Brien
Alex Callam ...
Fred Morgan
Tristram Coffin ...
Phillips (as Tristram C. Coffin)
Joe Devlin ...
Motorcycle Cop
Willy Castello ...
Kurt (as Willie Castello)
Donald Kerr ...
Cheryl Walker ...
Phyllis Benton
Maxine Leslie ...
Blonde Nurse


A delivery boy for a flower shop, who thinks of himself as an amateur detective, finds out that his boss is mixed up with a foreign espionage ring.

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flower shop | espionage | spy | See All (3) »


They call him "Cupid" because he's a "marriage broker" in his spare time...and up to his neck in mischief all the time! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Mystery






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30 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il guanto verde  »

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Monogram Pictures production number 3906. See more »


Thomas H. Jefferson: What do you want to know so much about Miss Benton?
Pat Callahan: I'm a reporter.
Thomas H. Jefferson: Er, is she one of those "celeberties"?
Pat Callahan: No. That is, she wasn't until a few hours ago.
Thomas H. Jefferson: Oh.
Pat Callahan: Have a look at that
[hands him the newspaper with the headline "Girl mysteriously slain in Apartment"]
Thomas H. Jefferson: Yes, Sir, she's a pretty lady.
Pat Callahan: What's the matter? Can't you read?
Thomas H. Jefferson: Er, I can read reading but I can't read writing!
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No Bed of Roses
5 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Flower deliverer Frankie Darro (as Jimmy O'Brien) has two hobbies. First, he fancies himself a "graphologist" - that means Mr. Darro can determine what kid of a person you are by examining your handwriting. Second, Darro likes to play matchmaker when he meets an attractive single woman. His driver, wide-eyed Mantan Moreland (as Thomas Jefferson), calls Darro "Mr. Cupid". When Darro delivers some flowers to pretty Marjorie Reynolds (as Susie Carey), she rejects them...

Darro has determined Ms. Reynolds' suitor to be a pansy. That is explained when we learn the lonely Reynolds has been sending flowers to herself. For reasons left unexplained, Darro shows no sexual interest in Reynolds, and tries to set her up with a suitable mate. Alas, the man Darro picks turns out to be a shady character. Everyone is "Chasing Trouble". The plot leads to murder. Future "Gunsmoke" TV doctor Milburn Stone (as Pat Callahan) has a supporting role.

*** Chasing Trouble (1/30/40) Howard Bretherton ~ Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Milburn Stone

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