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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 »


Ray Enright


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


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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


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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Release Date:

25 September 1937 (USA) See more »

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Angle Shooter See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening train wreck was done using pre-WWII O gauge Lionel trains and 1:48 scale signals. See more »


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 »


'Timmy' Blake: Give me a Mickey Finn! I mean, give me another one of these things I've been drinkin', only make it double!
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Trouble Don't Like Music
Music by Saul Chaplin
First tune played at the Casino Club
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The Warner Bros. Sizzle
5 April 2015 | by dogwater-1See all my reviews

If you are a fan of 1930's Warners, you can't miss this one. Joan Blondell is Timothea "Timmy" Blake, ace reporter for editor Pat O'Brian's headline screaming tabloid. The plot races around a "show girl with a past", the improbably cast, sweet-faced Margaret Lindsey accused of poisoning her no-good older husband whom nobody misses. Timmy doesn't buy it, but she helped build the case for indictment. Lindsey is in love with the good doctor John Litel for some reason even though he seems a bit thick. Go figure. It's all wrapped in a furious flurry of patented Warner's can't -wait -to -get -home speed with what must be 14 lbs. of dialogue crammed into an hour- fifteen or so. It's Blondell's movie and she is feisty, sexy, always surprising and has a mean right hook. Pat O'Brian was some kind of master at machine gunning lines out of an immobile face. For a big man who moves slowly, he can sure cut with the greased patter. The WB character roster, always a reason to watch these films, is well-represented by Regis Toomey, Eddie Acuff, and the always amusing Granville Bates. You won't have a chance to breathe.

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