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Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945)

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243 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Chapter 1 finds Daily Flash newspaper reporter Brenda Starr (Joan Woodbury), and her photographer, Chuck Allen (Syd Saylor), assigned to cover a fire in an old house where they discover the wounded Joe Heller (Wheeler Oakman),a gangster ...See moreChapter 1 finds Daily Flash newspaper reporter Brenda Starr (Joan Woodbury), and her photographer, Chuck Allen (Syd Saylor), assigned to cover a fire in an old house where they discover the wounded Joe Heller (Wheeler Oakman),a gangster suspected of stealing a quarter-million dollar payroll. The dying Heller tells Brenda that someone took his satchel of stolen money and he gives her a coded message. Kruger (Jack Ingram), the gangster who shot Heller, escapes to his gang's hideout with the bag but discovers it is filled with paper rather than money. The gang, knowing Heller gave Brenda a coded message makes many attempts on her life to get her to reveal where Heller hid the payroll money. But thanks to Chuck and Police Lieutenant Larry Farrel (Kane Richmond), she evades them for thirteen weeks/chapters, until Pesky (William 'Billy' Benedict), a Daily Flash office boy manages to decode the Heller message. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Wallace Fox (as Wallace W. Fox)
Writers
Dale Messick (based on the comic strip by) | Ande Lamb (original screenplay) (as Andy Lamb) | George H. Plympton (original screenplay)
Producer
Composer
Edward J. Kay (as Ed. Kay)
Cinematographer
Ira H. Morgan (as Ira Morgan)
Editor
Charles Henkel Jr. (as Charles Henkel)
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Updated Jan 26, 1945

Release date
Jan 26, 1945 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Joan Woodbury
Brenda Starr Brenda Starr   See fewer
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Kane Richmond
Lt. Larry Farrell Lt. Larry Farrell   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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William 'Billy' Benedict
Pesky [Ch 1,3,5-8,11,13] (uncredited) Pesky [Ch 1,3,5-8,11,13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marion Burns
Zelda [Ch 9-10,12] (uncredited) Zelda [Ch 9-10,12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Mine Guard [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited) Mine Guard [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Police Sgt. Tim Brown (uncredited) Police Sgt. Tim Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Watchman (uncredited) Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cay Forester
Vera Harvey [Ch 2-4] (uncredited) Vera Harvey [Ch 2-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lottie Harrison
Abretha [Ch 3-5, 11,12] (uncredited) Abretha [Ch 3-5, 11,12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
Kruger (uncredited) Kruger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
C. J. Walters [Chs. 1-3, 12] (uncredited) C. J. Walters [Chs. 1-3, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Meeker
Frank Smith (uncredited) Frank Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Merton
Joe Schultz (uncredited) Joe Schultz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheeler Oakman
Joe Heller / Lew Heller (uncredited) Joe Heller / Lew Heller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Chuck Allen (uncredited) Chuck Allen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Muller [Ch 1-10] (uncredited) Muller [Ch 1-10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
Garage Man [Chs. 5-6] (uncredited) Garage Man [Chs. 5-6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 53 votes