The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie  |   Release Date - Mar 18, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This minor but entertaining screen version of the Monte Barrett-Russell E. Ross comic strip The Adventures of Jane Arden stars Warner contractee Rosella Towne as the title character. Dapper villain Dr. Vanders (James Stephenson) has been using beautiful, gullible young women as pawns in a clever smuggling ring. After rather nastily disposing of socialite Lola Martin (Peggy Shannon), Vanders is virtually a marked man himself: intrepid gal reporter Jane Arden vows to bring the criminals to justice, and never mind that her managing editor sweetheart Ed Towers (William Gargan) warns her off the case. Jane's adventures range from a dangerous ocean voyage to an exciting equestrian chase across the California countryside, with nary a pause for breath (after all, the picture runs only 55 minutes). Benny Rubin and Dennie Moore provide barely relevant comedy relief.

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robbery, clue, columnist, detective, editor, evil, investigation, killing, murder, opal, private-detective, pursuit, smuggling