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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.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Glenda Farrell ... Torchy Blane
Barton MacLane ... Steve McBride
Tom Kennedy ... Gahagan
Willard Robertson ... Charles Gilbert
Thomas E. Jackson 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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

12 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçando um Homem See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 22 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Salt Lake City Friday 21 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in San Francisco Wednesday 9 January 1957 on KRON (Channel 4), and in Portland OR Monday 25 March 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12). See more »

Quotes

Gahagan: [about his betting system] Okay, I'll tell it to you, but yuh gotta keep mum.
Torchy Blane: I'll be very secree-tive.
Gahagan: I don't care about that, but yuh gotta keep it mum.
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The opening credits appear as newspaper headlines. See more »

Connections

Followed by Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) See more »

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Brassy Glenda is the greatest
1 July 2004 | by mmtoucanSee all my reviews

With the fifth of Glenda Farrell's seven Torchy Blaine films, the Warner Bros. series would begin to drift away from knotty whodunits to more cops-and-robbers action with which the series would remain, incl. the two non-Farrell Torchys made after hers. Too bad, because now, instead of two sweethearts partnering to solve a murder, Torchy and Barton MacLane's Detective Steve McBride relationship now becomes adversarial reporter vs cop. Ho hum. Still, it was fun while it lasted. The chief pleasure of the series remains; Glenda Farrell as the brassy, intuitive and unstoppable newshound, Torchy Blane - greatest of all 30s Hollywood B movie female reporters.


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