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Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)

Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.

Director:

Ray McCarey

Writers:

Earle Snell (original screenplay), Irving Rubine (from an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenda Farrell ... Torchy Blane
Barton MacLane ... Steve McBride
Tom Kennedy ... Gahagan
John Miljan ... Dr. Dolan
Frank Shannon ... Captain McTavish
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Maxie - Editor
George Guhl ... Desk Sergeant Graves
Joe Downing Joe Downing ... Spuds O'Brien
Irving Bacon ... Hubert Ward
John Butler ... Chuck Ball
Charles Richman ... Mayor John Saunders
John Harron ... Dibble
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Storyline

Torchy Blane is investigating the political career of mayor Dr. Dolan, who has installed a corrupt leadership. She demands a new election, and after the opposition's candidate is murdered, she decides to run for mayor. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Taglines:

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE...She Promised the voters everything...but all they got was a HEADACHE! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretos del periodismo 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

The eighth of nine "Torchy Blane" films from Warner Brothers made from 1937-39. See more »

Goofs

When McBride and Gahagan enter O'Brien's apartment, the light coming in through the window is off a beat or two before the lights come on inside when McBride throws the switch. A similar goof occurs during the fight in the lab. The oil lamp on the table is knocked over and goes out, but there is a delay in the light in the room going out - and then another delay before the light coming in through the window comes on. See more »

Quotes

Steve McBride: Sit down.
Torchy Blane: Well, is this the masterful lover or the third degree?
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Connections

References A Fool There Was (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
In the score when Torchy starts her baby campaign
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Torchy story gets stale
9 December 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Near the end of the series, Glenda Farrell is "Torchy", a reporter for the local paper, hot on the trail of ciminals doing bad things in town. In this one, she's after Dr. Nolan, ( John Miljan) , who seems to be running things. Co-stars Barton MacLane and Tom Kennedy, as usual. Charles Richman is Mayor Saunders, on the take. Torchy never seems to get caught getting evidence on the sly, but it always works out for her. Directed by Ray McCarey, brother of famed Leo McCarey. Appears to have committed suicide at 44, according to Wikipedia. org


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