Miss Pinkerton (1932)


Miss Pinkerton (1932)

Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death.
IMDb  6.1 /10
Director Lloyd Bacon
Writer Mary Roberts Rinehart
Writer Niven Busch
Writer Lillie Hayward
Writer Robert Tasker
Release Date1932-07-30
Runtime1h 6mins
GenreComedy, Mystery, Thriller
Content RatingPassed (Passed)
CompanyFirst National Pictures
Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton
Police Inspector Patten
Paula Brent
Florence Lenz
Second Nurse
Herbert Wynn (scenes deleted)
Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
Miss Gibbons - Superintendent of Nurses
Henderson (scenes deleted)

Miss Pinkerton

Miss Pinkerton is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy mystery film about a nurse who becomes involved in a murder investigation. It stars Joan Blondell, George Brent and Ruth Hall.


  • Joan Blondell as Nurse Adams aka "Miss Pinkerton"
  • George Brent as Police Inspector Patten
  • Ruth Hall as Paula Brent
  • John Wray as Hugo
  • Elizabeth Patterson as Juliet Mitchell
  • C. Henry Gordon as Dr. Stuart
  • Holmes Herbert as Arthur Glenn
  • Mary Doran as Florence Lenz
  • Blanche Friderici as Mary
  • Allan Lane as Herbert Wynn (scenes deleted)
  • Nigel De Brulier as Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
  • Eulalie Jensen as Miss Gibbons
  • Walter Brennan as Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
  • Lyle Talbot as Newspaper Editor (uncredited)