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Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 12 November 1938 (USA)
A notorious counterfeiter passes himself off as a Secret Service agent to Steve and gets him to unwittingly help him bilk the racetrack out of tens of thousands.


William Beaudine


Albert DeMond (original screen play by), Frederick Nebel (based on characters created by)




Complete credited cast:
Glenda Farrell ... Torchy Blane
Barton MacLane ... Steve McBride
Tom Kennedy ... Gahagan
Willard Robertson ... Charles Gilbert
Thomas E. Jackson ... Gloomy (as Tommy Jackson)
George Guhl ... Desk Sergeant Graves
Frank Reicher ... The Professor
John Ridgely ... Bugs
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Maxie
Herbert Rawlinson ... Tom Brennan


Notorious counterfeiter "100 Dollar Bill" Bailey has eluded police capture for fifteen years while passing off his signature C-notes. He brazenly passes himself off as Secret Service agent Charles Mitchell to McBride and McTavish and recruits police help in what they think will be a sting operation at the local racetrack to catch Bailey. Actually, Bailey/Mitchell uses the opportunity to exchange his phony bills for the real thing right under Steve's nose. Torchy, with the aid of a furloughed Gahagan and a German shepherd named Blitzen, is able to penetrate the counterfeiting ring. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Torchy Puts All Her Yeggs In One Basket... And Cracks A Crime Trust Wide Open!


Comedy | Crime | Mystery


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Did You Know?


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, if any): Leo White (Bettor), Paul Panzer (Vendor), Al Lloyd (Vendor) and Sally Sage. See more »


Torchy Blane: I think I'll have a snoop instead of a steak.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear as newspaper headlines. See more »


Followed by Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) See more »

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"I feel a poem comin' on..."
26 May 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The sixth in the Torchy Blane series and the return of Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane after one movie with different leads. This time around Torchy is after a group of clever counterfeiters running circles around boyfriend Steve and the police department. Tom Kennedy once again shines as the dimwitted but lovable Gahagan. George Guhl is funny as the desk sergeant. Farrell and MacLane are both fine, although the script doesn't really give either much that highlights their talents. The rest of the cast includes solid character actors like Willard Robertson, Thomas E. Jackson, Frank Reicher, and John Ridgely.

A fun movie but something is definitely different compared to the previous Farrell Torchy movies. For one, it's more focused on comedy. For another, the relationship between Torchy and Steve isn't quite the same. It isn't even all that focused on Torchy, for that matter. Gahagan and the criminals get a lot of screen time. The case in this one is pretty good, though. The police may be buffoons but the crooks are interesting and pretty smart for B movie villains.

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English | German

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12 November 1938 (USA) See more »

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Caçando um Homem See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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