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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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flertando com o Perigo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): David Newell (Bridegroom), Minerva Urecal (Fashion Editor), Jack Mower (Sergeant) and Loia Cheaney (Operator) See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, Captain McTavis is talking to McBride and throws the newspaper down on his desk. However in the next shot he is holding the paper again. See more »

Quotes

Det. Parker: [to Lt. Steve McBride] Looks like the only dame who didn't carry a torch for Spencer was the Statue of Liberty.
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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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"When that taxi in front of us leaves, heel it! And there's ten in it for you if you don't lose it!"
25 May 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fourth in the WB series of B movies about a fast-talking lady reporter named Torchy Blane and her cop boyfriend Steve McBride. In this one, as usual, the couple are separately investigating the same case, each trying to solve it before the other. Lightweight, enjoyable entry with the stars at their best. The scene stealer in this one is Tom Kennedy. He's a treat as the dimwitted cop Gahagan, who inadvertently helps Torchy stay one step ahead of the police. Carole Landis has a bit part. The rest of the cast includes John Ridgley, Rosella Towne, and Donald Briggs. One of my favorites in the series.


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