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Back in Circulation (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Drama | 25 September 1937 (USA)
Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Warren Duff (screen play), Adela Rogers St. Johns (from a story by: Cosmopolitan Magazine)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Bill Morgan
Joan Blondell ... 'Timmy' Blake
Margaret Lindsay ... Arline Wade
John Litel ... Dr. Eugene Forde
Eddie Acuff ... Murphy
Craig Reynolds ... 'Snoop' Davis
George E. Stone ... Mac (as George Stone)
Walter Byron ... Carlton Whitney
Ben Welden ... Sam Sherman
Regis Toomey ... Buck
Raymond Brown Raymond Brown ... Attorney Bottsford
Gordon Hart Gordon Hart ... Dr. Hanley
Granville Bates ... Dr. Evans
Herbert Rawlinson ... District Attorney Saunders
Spencer Charters ... The Sheriff
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Storyline

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was poisoned and 'Timmy' spots the young widow in a nightclub only a day later, she descends on the town where the death took place to dig out the facts. When her reporting results in the arrest of the young widow, 'Timmy' continues to dig, since she isn't quite convinced that the facts she reported cover all the angles. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angle Shooter See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although Gordon Hart is billed as "Dr. Hanley," he is called Mr. Hanley in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie when Timmy runs from the bar, realizing that she needs to ask the doctor what he could be hiding that Aline would die for, she doesn't have a purse. When we next see her, purse is in hand. See more »

Quotes

Bill Morgan: What do you mean she's not there? Imagine that double-crossin' dame leavin' me high 'n dry like that.
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Soundtracks

Trouble Don't Like Music
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
First tune played at the Casino Club
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Very good...though the latter portion of the film makes little sense.
25 April 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Back in Circulation" is very much a film like "The Front Page" or "His Girl Friday". So, if you liked them, you're bound to enjoy this Joan Blondell picture.

The oddly named 'Timmy' Blake (Blondell) is a journalist with a bent towards the sensational and sleazy. Through much of the movie, her mantra seems to be 'anything for a story' and her sleaze-loving boss (Pat O'Brien) encourages as much muck-raking as possible...all in an effort to boost circulation. However, after spending much of the story pushing for an investigation into the death of a rich guy by poisoning, she suddenly has a crisis of conscience....though I was at a loss to figure out why considering her actions through the first 2/3 of the movie! Still enjoyable...just not completely consistent.

By the way, if you do watch the film, take a look at Timmy's two right crosses. That woman packs a terrific punch!


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