Fly-Away Baby

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Fly-Away Baby
Fly Away Baby movie poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Frank McDonald
Produced by Bryan Foy
Screenplay by Kenneth Gamet
Don Ryan
Starring Glenda Farrell
Barton MacLane
Gordon Oliver
Music by Howard Jackson
Cinematography Warren Lynch
Edited by Doug Gould
Distributed by Warner Bros
Release dates
June 19, 1937 (1937-06-19)
Running time
60 min.
Country United States
Language English

Fly-Away Baby is an American comedy-adventure film featuring Glenda Farrell as Torchy Blane, solving a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight. This is the second film in the "Torchy Blane" movie series by Warner Bros.[1][2] The film was released on June 19, 1937.


After a jeweler named Milton Deveraux is murdered and his diamonds is stolen, Torchy Blane (Glenda Farrell) newspaper reporter on the police beat, and girlfriend of detective Steve McBride (Barton MacLane), help to investigate.

Sonny Croy (Gordon Oliver) becomes a prime suspect. He is the son of a rival newspaper owner. Sonny has a solid alibi from the victim's partner, Guy Allister, that they were having lunch at the time of the murder.

As the investigation widens, Torchy is assigned to join an air race aboard an airship and a flying boat. Sonny learns what Torchy is up to and appears to be the murderer, but is found dead himself. Allister is the actual killer, but when he tries to parachute out of the aircraft, he falls to his death.


Torchy Blane series[edit]


  1. ^ "Fly-Away Baby (1937)". New York Time. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ Backer, Ron (August 25, 2012). Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood. McFarland. p. 262. ISBN 0786469757. 

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