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Miss Pinkerton (1932)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 30 July 1932 (USA)
A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Mary Roberts Rinehart (novel), Niven Busch (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton
George Brent ... Police Inspector Patten
Ruth Hall ... Paula Brent
John Wray ... Hugo
Elizabeth Patterson ... Juliet Mitchell
C. Henry Gordon ... Dr. Stuart
Holmes Herbert ... Arthur Glenn
Mary Doran ... Florence Lenz
Blanche Friderici ... Mary
Mae Madison ... Second Nurse
Allan Lane ... Herbert Wynn (scenes deleted)
Nigel De Brulier ... Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
Eulalie Jensen ... Miss Gibbons - Superintendent of Nurses
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucien Littlefield ... Henderson (scenes deleted)
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Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Trivia

The novel upon which this film is based was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post from 2 January to 13 February 1932. See more »

Goofs

When Nurse Adams encounters an intruder, she gets attacked in the foyer of the house. But on the next cut when Detective Patten goes to rescue her, she is now being attacked in a bedroom and Patten has to break the door down. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: So this is romance. Three pair of tonsils and a breakaway kidney all in one day.
First Nurse: Oh, I'm busy too, Adams. I think I'm losing my mind.
Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Probably gone away some place with mine.
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Connections

Version of The Nurse's Secret (1941) See more »

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Suffers from a poor script
21 December 2019 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

As charming as Joan Blondell is, she can't save this silly script. She plays a nurse who is planted by the police in a mansion where a man has been died to find out whether it was murder. There's a lot of slinking around at night and suspicious characters, but not a whole lot of it makes any sense. I liked the camera angles and some of the shots that Lloyd Bacon gives us along the way, but when he pauses for the romance and banter between Blondell and George Brent the film suffers, because the chemistry just isn't there. Blondell was cranking out about 9 films a year during the early years of her career, and you can do much better in her filmography in 1932 alone (e.g. Union Depot or Three on a Match).

Quote: "I sometimes wonder how far you'd get if these wicked criminals didn't go around catching themselves. You know, come to think of it, you've arrested practically everyone in this cast (sic) except me."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fasornas hus See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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