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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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9 January 1942 (USA)  »

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O Segredo da Estátua  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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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Follows Boston Blackie's Little Pal (1918) See more »

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Fast-Moving, But A Little Too Corny
18 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my second look at a Boston Blackie adventure-mystery and it reminds me of the old Superman TV series in that most things that happen in here are totally implausible. There are more holes than in the proverbial slice of swiss cheese. The humor is very dated and corny, too - yet - it's still fun to watch in many parts. Credit for that goes to the filmmakers who made this short (a little over an hour) and fast-moving.

I also enjoyed seeing Harriet Hilliard who went on to big fame in the United States as the "Harriet" Nelson in the "Ozzie and Harriet" TV show. As "Diane Parrish," she's a cutie and a sweet thing, as she played in other roles such as "Follow The Fleet" with Fred Astaire.

Storywise, it's the similar Blackie story (I assume) in which "Inspector Faraday" (Richard Lane) collars our smug hero for a murder he didn't commit, and then stupidly loses him several times. We also have Blackie's dim-witted helper "Runt" (George E. Stone) and we have a millionaire in here who is unrealistically portrayed as dumb like Runt. He was played by a familiar actor to TV watchers in the '50s and '60s: Lloyd Corrigan. The name might not mean anything but when you see his face and hear is voice, he's very familiar.

This is fast-action "B" movie action and comedy that is fun but beware: it's so dated it can look really stupid. Frankly, I thought the first movie was better.


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