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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Cecelia Bradley
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Charles Wagenheim ...
Constance Worth ...
Marilyn Howard
Jack O'Malley ...
Monk
George Magrill ...
Georgie
James Seay ...
Mechanical Man (as Michael Rand)
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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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Mystery over Coney Island! 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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(copyright length) (TCM print)

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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 uses a round-back chair to lock Cecelia in her wall bed. When the police arrive and free her, they remove a different square-back arm chair. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Farraday: I couldn't find your name on the passenger list.
Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black: No, no, I'm using my maiden name.
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Connections

Followed by Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played as backround music at the amusement park
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Train trip to Valley Stream, L.I., NY
5 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Always like Chester Morris, (Boston Blackie) who made sixteen (16) of these films and also was Boston Blackie on the radio during the 1940's. In this film Boston Blackie takes a cruise and winds up with a corpse in his stateroom and finds himself being arrested many times by Inspector Farraday (RIchard Lane) and also handcuffed over and over again. In one scene Boston Blackie takes the driver's seat of an auto owned by Rochelle Hudson, (Cecelia Bradly) who is very attractive and proceeds to drive the car onto a train traveling to Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. In the next scene he winds up in Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he gets involved with a spy ring with Inspector Farraday always trying to arrest poor Boston Blackie who was an ex-con for being a safe cracker years ago. These Boston Blackie films were usually shown as a double features in the movie houses on Saturday nights during the 1940's. Enjoy


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