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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Torchy Blane
... Lieutenant Steve McBride
... Gahagan
... Louisa Revelle
... Maitland Greer
... Regan
... Blanche Revelle
Thomas E. Jackson ... Parker
... Captain McTavish
Jean Benedict ... Miss Hilton - Salesgirl
... Carol
... Olive
... District Attorney (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Charles Richman ... Judge Wilson
... Boylan - Editor
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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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Torch Blane always gets her man...in trouble (original poster) See more »


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Flertando com o Perigo  »

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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

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

Det. Parker: [to Steve as they enter to search an apartment] Here's the haystack. I hope we find the needle.
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Followed by Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) See more »

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Untitled
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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 See 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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