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She Gets Her Man (1945)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Music | 12 January 1945 (USA)
Two people have been murdered in Clayton by a mysterious killer using a blow-gun. Socialite club-leader Phoebe Witherspoon comments that "the town needs another Ma Pilkington, the best ... See full summary »


Erle C. Kenton


Warren Wilson (original screenplay), Clyde Bruckman (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Davis ... Jane 'Pilky' Pilkington
William Gargan ... 'Breezy' Barton
Leon Errol ... Officer Mulligan
Vivian Austin ... Maybelle Clark
Milburn Stone ... 'Tommy Gun' Tucker
Russell Hicks ... Mayor
Donald MacBride ... Henry Wright
Paul Stanton ... Dr. Bleaker
Cy Kendall ... Police Chief Brodie
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Hatch
Eddie Acuff ... Boze, the Photographer
Virginia Sale ... Phoebe
Ian Keith ... Oliver McQuestion
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Mr. Pudge
Chester Clute ... Charlie, in Play


Two people have been murdered in Clayton by a mysterious killer using a blow-gun. Socialite club-leader Phoebe Witherspoon comments that "the town needs another Ma Pilkington, the best police chief the town ever had", and the town's newspaper editor, Henry Wright sends reporter Breezy to find the late Ma Pilkington's daughter, Jane "Pilky" Pilkington. She is given the job of tracking down the killer and policeman Mulligan is assigned to assist her. But after two more unsolved murders, Wright buys "Pilky" a ticket back to Horsetrot, the town in which they found her, and summons a Chicago detective to take over the case. "Pilky" is depressed by this turn of events and more so when she learns that Breezy is engaged to Maybelle, an actress. Mulligan is also fired. The killer strikes again by killing stage producer Tommy-Gun Tucker and the Chicago detective decides to go back to the safe confines of the Windy City, leaving "Pilky" again in charge. She sees Maybelle take a note out of ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

12 January 1945 (USA) See more »

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Ciclone Feminino See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


[bumping into a proproom skeleton]
Officer Mulligan: Oh, another crooner.
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For All We Know
Written by Sam Lewis and J. Fred Coots
Sung by Robert Allen
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"That's a good question. Does anyone have a stupid one?"
1 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When the city of Clayton begin to be slaughtered by the Blowpipe Killer, the police are unable to deal with the situation. Thoughts turn to the old sheriff, Maw Clayton, and her can-do attitude. She's dead, so they summon her daughter, who is Joan Davis. She combines her mother's can-do attitude with can't-do ability. With the unable assistance of Leon Erroll, it's up to her to capture the fiend.

Some of the set-piece comedy sequences come off as old and tired, but Miss Davis was always an unabashed clown, always ready with a goofy line reading or undignified pose or an aside to the audience. She's the entire comedic line, with Leon Erroll miraculously reduced to a stooge and, equally miraculously, a sympathetic one. Her timing and delivery are as good as Bob Hope's, and if this movie isn't better, it's because it looks like a cast-off Abbott & Costello script, refitted for Joan, and with competent but uninspired direction by Erle Kenton. Well, at least he got some bit roles for old comedy hands like Jimmy Aubrey and Charley Hall.

In short: Miss Davis is the entire show. And it's a good show solely because of her.

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