Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)

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Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.



  • Glenda Farrell in Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
  • Glenda Farrell and Tom Kennedy in Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
  • Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
  • Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane in Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
  • Glenda Farrell in Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
  • Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)

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27 May 2017 | utgard14
| "No one's gonna gag me and get away with it!"
The eighth film in the Torchy Blane series and the final one starring Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane. This time Torchy is trying to take down a corrupt politician. The title of the movie eventually does happen, although not until late into the picture. It's an exciting, fast-paced B movie. Arguably the best in the series. There's less comedy and more grit in this one. Stars Farrell and MacLane are both in fine form here, as is Tom Kennedy as the lovable Gahagan. Great support from John Miljan, Frank Shannon, Joe Downing, and Irving Bacon.

The first four Torchy Blane movies were fun little B's with a snappy pace and a nice balance of comedy and murder mystery. Then Farrell and MacLane sat out the fifth film. When they returned, things were a little different. The focus was less on Torchy or the Torchy/Steve relationship and more on the movie's villains and comic relief sidekick Gahagan. He's a fun character but I'm glad his part is scaled back in this one. It allows Farrell to shine in her final Torchy movie. The series would continue on with one more movie starring Jane Wyman.

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