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Meet Boston Blackie (1941)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 February 1941 (USA)
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When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

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Rochelle Hudson ...
Cecelia Bradley
Richard Lane ...
Charles Wagenheim ...
Constance Worth ...
Marilyn Howard
Jack O'Malley ...
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George Magrill ...
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James Seay ...
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When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

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Murder in the Tunnel of Love! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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20 February 1941 (USA)  »

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Rasto nas Trevas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Lane's character name is spelled Faraday in this film; in all subsequent films it is spelled Farraday. See more »

Goofs

Blackie knocks the head off the real mechanical man with a pitched ball; in the subsequent long shot, the head is intact. See more »

Quotes

Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black: Your freaks are running amok. You oughta feed 'em more often.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood), Op.354
(1873) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauß
Played as backround music at the amusement park
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First of the Boston Blackie movies is a good start...
28 March 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

CHESTER MORRIS and ROCHELLE HUDSON star in the first of the Boston Blacie series from Columbia, MEET BOSTON BLACKIE.

Inspector Farraday (RICHARD LANE) is Blackie's old friend. They run into each other aboard a steamship where Blackie finds a murdered man in his stateroom. A mysterious blonde (an international spy) is what Blackie has to follow and there's an amusement park scene that involves The Tunnel of Horrors and a Mechanical Man before the woman is murdered and he meets up with Rochelle Hudson.

With Farraday on his trail, Blackie has to prove that he's not the murderer even though his fingerprints were at the scene of the blonde's murder. With the spy element established, it seems that the Morse Code abounds everywhere in the plot, readily interpreted by one and all.

Spies, murder and an amusement park background makes for a lively little Boston Blackie caper.


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