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Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 January 1942 (USA)
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 FEMAKE...and nearly blacked out by killers...in this famous rogue's newest adventure!(original poster) See more »

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9 January 1942 (USA)  »

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O Segredo da Estátua  »

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George E. Stone replaces Charles Wagenheim as The Runt in this second entry of the Boston Blackie series. Stone often blew his lines and scenes with him often required retakes. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Farraday: I wouldn't trust you as far as I could throw one of those statues.
Boston Blackie: Those lousy cigars you smoke are ruining your wind.
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Followed by The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) See more »

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Good Blackie
8 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Boston Blackie is in top form in "Confessions of Boston Blackie," a 1941 entry into the popular series that stars Chester Morris, George E. Stone, Richard Lane, Charles Winninger and Harriet Hilliard (aka Harriet Nelson). Nelson plays Diane Parrish, who has given the wrong people an enormous statue to auction, not knowing that they copy the piece and auction the fake instead. At the auction, she realizes it's not the original statue, and chaos reigns, during which a man is killed

  • and of course Blackie (Morris) who had pulled his gun, is accused.


The statue has a piece that comes off in the back, and it's used to hide the dead body. Of course Blackie's wealthy friend Lloyd Corrigan (Winninger) buys the fake one for $200.

This film is grand fun, with Faraday (Lane) as bumbling as ever, Blackie getting away from him in no time. George E. Stone is funny as the runt, Blackie's sidekick. Playing Blackie himself, Chester Morris is handsome, demonstrating the character's good humor and relaxed manner with his great line deliveries. There's a subplot here of an old flame of Blackie's showing up and trying to blackmail him. But we all know that Blackie gets around.

"Confessions of Boston Blackie," directed by Edward Dmytryk, is zany and keeps you hopping.


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