Back in Circulation (1937)

82 or 100 mins | Drama | 25 September 1937

Director:

Ray Enright

Writer:

Warren Duff

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Production Designer:

Hugh Reticker

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Angle Shooter . The film's opening titles were presented as newspaper headlines. Although not written by the same writers, the plot of this film is similar to the 1935 Warner Bros. release, Front Page Woman and the 1937 Warner Bros. release, Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (see ... More Less

The film's working title was Angle Shooter . The film's opening titles were presented as newspaper headlines. Although not written by the same writers, the plot of this film is similar to the 1935 Warner Bros. release, Front Page Woman and the 1937 Warner Bros. release, Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (see below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
27 Jul 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
30 Jul 37
p. 27.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Apr 37
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Jul 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
23 Jul 37
p. 2.
Motion Picture Herald
29 May 37
p. 42.
Motion Picture Herald
7 Aug 37
p. 52.
New York Times
4 Oct 37
p. 17.
Variety
28 Jul 37
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Cosmopolitan Production; A First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Angle Shooter" by Adela Rogers St. Johns in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Mar 1937).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Angle Shooter
Release Date:
25 September 1937
Production Date:
began 12 April 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 September 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7432
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
82 or 100
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3299
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Timmy Blake is one of the best investigative reporters on the Chronicle and will stop at nothing to get her story. Bill Morgan, her editor and fiancé, knows this, so when he receives an anonymous note stating that automobile magnate Spencer Wade was poisoned, he sends Timmy to cover the story. Timmy recognizes Wade's widow Arline as the woman she saw with another man in a nightclub the night of Wade's death. She convinces Dr. Evans, the coroner, to stop the funeral and conduct an autopsy. The autopsy proves that Wade was poisoned, and Timmy uncovers some other facts that seem to point to Arline as his murderer. She confronts Arline, who will say nothing. Timmy returns to town to track down the man who was with Arline in the nightclub. She talks to the owner of the club, Sam Sherman, who identifies Arline as a former showgirl, and her escort as gigolo Carlton Whitney. Whitney implies that he and Arline are having an affair. Bill prints the story and Arline sues the paper for libel. In order to beat the suit, Timmy convinces the district attorney to indict Arline for her husband's murder. She will not take the stand and is found guilty, but Timmy is now convinced of her innocence and sets out to discover why she will not defend herself. She approaches Eugene Forde, Wade's doctor, sure that Arline is in love with him and is protecting him. He forces Arline to admit that Whitney was blackmailing her. Wade was insanely jealous, and when he realized that Arline was leaving him, he ... +


Timmy Blake is one of the best investigative reporters on the Chronicle and will stop at nothing to get her story. Bill Morgan, her editor and fiancé, knows this, so when he receives an anonymous note stating that automobile magnate Spencer Wade was poisoned, he sends Timmy to cover the story. Timmy recognizes Wade's widow Arline as the woman she saw with another man in a nightclub the night of Wade's death. She convinces Dr. Evans, the coroner, to stop the funeral and conduct an autopsy. The autopsy proves that Wade was poisoned, and Timmy uncovers some other facts that seem to point to Arline as his murderer. She confronts Arline, who will say nothing. Timmy returns to town to track down the man who was with Arline in the nightclub. She talks to the owner of the club, Sam Sherman, who identifies Arline as a former showgirl, and her escort as gigolo Carlton Whitney. Whitney implies that he and Arline are having an affair. Bill prints the story and Arline sues the paper for libel. In order to beat the suit, Timmy convinces the district attorney to indict Arline for her husband's murder. She will not take the stand and is found guilty, but Timmy is now convinced of her innocence and sets out to discover why she will not defend herself. She approaches Eugene Forde, Wade's doctor, sure that Arline is in love with him and is protecting him. He forces Arline to admit that Whitney was blackmailing her. Wade was insanely jealous, and when he realized that Arline was leaving him, he killed himself, leaving a suicide note that implicated Forde. After Timmy clears up the confusion, Arline and Forde marry. +

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