Torchy Plays with Dynamite (1939)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Aug 12, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Torchy Plays with Dynamite was the final entry in Warner Bros.' "Torchy Blane" series, based on characters created by Frederick Nebel. Taking over from series star Glenda Farrell, Jane Wyman imitates Farrell to the nth degree, right down to the mile-a-minute dialogue delivery and the angle of her hat. Hoping to get the goods on gangster Denver Eddie (Eddie Marr), intrepid girl reporter Torchy Blane (Wyman) gets herself arrested and thrown into the same prison with Eddie's gun moll Jackie McGuire (Sheila Bromley). All this effort is aimed at winning Torchy's detective boyfriend Steve McBride (Allen Jenkins) a promotion, but it nearly winds up with our heroine pushing up daisies. According to the opening credits, the film's official title is Torchy Blane?Playing With Dynamite.



bank, capture, confidence, gangster, investigation, journalism, moll, plans, prison, reporter, robbery, undercover, final-exams, play [recreation]