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Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 January 1942 (USA)
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Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket.

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A murder is committed during the auction of a valuable statue. The prime suspect is Boston Blackie, whose reputation for living on the edge of the law makes him an easy target for the police. When the body disappears, Blackie must find it to prove his innocence. Written by Jeanne Armintrout

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BLACKIE'S BLACKMAILED BY A FEMALE...AND NEARLY BLACKED-OUT BY KILLERS! Fiction's slickest rogue is in danger...in love...and on the toughest spot of his exciting career! (original poster) See more »

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O Segredo da Estátua  »

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Another Blackie...same old formula...
28 March 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This time Blackie is suspected of being the murderer of an art dealer at an auction attended by Inspector Farraday. Blackie has to spend the rest of the movie exonerating himself of the crime and discovering what happened to the missing body of the art dealer.

Female interest is provided by HARRIET HILLIARD, wife of "Ozzie" Nelson(the bandleader), who was making a few rather unimpressive appearances in films around this time. She's interested in purchasing a statue of Julius Caesar. Blackie is up to his same old shenanigans in throwing Farraday off his trail and proving that he's not guilty of a murder he never committed.

Interesting plot has to do with the missing body of the dead man and how it was accomplished with a phony statue. The story follows the usual Boston Blackie formula and this one is not quite on the same level with the first Blackie film. Still, for detective fans, it manages to move briskly within its short running time.


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