Smart Blonde (1937) Review
Smart Blonde is the first in the Torchy Blane series of movies and it is a kind of movie that we don't see anymore. This is not due to it being having been made with reels of film or being a black & white movie. The reason it is not made anymore is due to the following reasons: It is not a blockbuster or arthouse type of movie. All of the characterization is subtly well-rounded, including the supporting and minor stock characters. There is the simple fact that most reporters don't track down leads like they used to do a few decades ago. The last thing I will say is that besides being subtly well-rounded in characterization due to the direction, story, line delivery, and costuming the movie also has a decent mystery.