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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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Farraday clearly states: "....as far as I can blow it".(not "throw" it). See more »

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[while pursuing Harriet, The Runt is pulled over by a cop for running a red light]
The Runt: I'm chasing a woman.
Motorcycle cop: A woman, eh? Someday you'll thank me for this. (He arrests The Runt.)
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Beware the statue with a door on the back side
25 August 2011 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Boston Blackie attends an art auction; the curator is shot dead; Inspector Farraday spots Blackie with his gun out and jumps to the obvious conclusion; the real killer sneaks the dead body into the hollow body of the life sized statue being auctioned. Oh, and the owner selling off her valuable statue is attractive Harriet Hilliard. Mystery and adventure ensue.

Fun bits: Lloyd Corrigan as Blackie's rich friend Arthur has amusing difficulties with a pair of handcuffs. Joan Woodbury has a juicy minor role as a woman from Blackie's past (an episode whose details are delightfully vague) who has a ball trashing Blackie's living room while George Stone as the Runt watches helplessly. And poor Billy Benedict is hilarious as an ice cream man whose costume is "borrowed"—twice!—by Blackie in need of a disguise.

Also, watching the statue movers transport that large statue from place to place—always keeping it in a standing up position—I couldn't help but think what short work Abbott and Costello would have made of such a job.

It's a fun hour with no lulls.


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