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Blondes at Work (1938)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 5 February 1938 (USA)
Steve promises his captain not to favor Torchy with stories over other papers but becomes frustrated as to how she continues to scoop her rivals.

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writer:

Albert DeMond (original screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Farrell ... Torchy Blane
Barton MacLane ... Lieutenant Steve McBride
Tom Kennedy ... Gahagan
Rosella Towne ... Louisa Revelle
Donald Briggs ... Maitland Greer
John Ridgely ... Regan
Betty Compson ... Blanche Revelle
Thomas E. Jackson ... Parker
Frank Shannon ... Captain McTavish
Jean Benedict Jean Benedict ... Miss Hilton - Salesgirl
Carole Landis ... Carol
Suzanne Kaaren ... Olive
Theodore von Eltz ... District Attorney (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Charles Richman ... Judge Wilson
Robert Middlemass ... Boylan - Editor
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Storyline

Marvin Spencer, of the Bon Ton Department Stores, is missing, and Torchy knows how to find him. When she does, he is dead and she is the first paper to headline the death. Then she finds his girlfriend and the Star once again scoops everyone, including the police. This upsets McBride, but she hits headline after headline, until the trial is to begin. Then torchy is a follower, but she does not believe that the accused is even guilty. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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BEWARE! SNAPPY SNOOPY BLONDE AT WORK! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Trivia

Fourth of nine "Torchy Blane" films from Warner Brothers made from 1937-39. See more »

Goofs

A triumphant Torchy looks at the wax impression of a key, she smiles and closes her hand into a fist in the master shot. If she actually had the wax impression in her hand, she would have ruined it. See more »

Quotes

Capt. McTavish: [to Steve] Why don't you muzzle that girl or marry her!
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Connections

Followed by Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Untitled
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Torchy is eating a steak at the restaurant
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Fourth Times a Charm
19 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Blondes at Work (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Fun fourth entry to the series has Torchy Blane (Gelnda Farrell) finding news ways to get sources even when her fiancé Lt. McBride (Barton MacLane) has made it clear he won't be giving her any scoops. She gets on a hot murder case and is able to track down the suspect but things don't go as planned. BLONDES AT WORK is another fine film in the series and I'm sure fans are really going to enjoy it even though Blane is actually somewhat a villain here. The film basically has the police trying to keep the case quiet so that they can locate the killer but Torchy, obviously just thinking of her stories, manages to keep messing up the case. I don't think even fans will agree with the way she gets her news here and the ending, which I won't ruin, is actually quite fitting. As with the previous film, this one here benefits from a pretty good story that has a couple nice twists and of course two nice leads to carry us through it. Farrell is certainly at the top of her game here as she perfectly works her comic timing. MacLane is also good in his supporting bit but it's Tom Kennedy who steals the film as the dimwit who wants to be a poet. Rosella Towne is also good in her role. The film runs a fast-paced 63-minutes and contains enough entertainment to keeps fans interesting. Bette Davis fans will probably recognize this story as it borrows quite heavily from FRONT PAGE WOMAN.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flertando com o Perigo See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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