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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
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Marilyn Howard
Jack O'Malley ...
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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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1941'S HEADLINE MENACE! (original print media ad - all caps) 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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Trivia

The character, "Boston Blackie," was first used in a story, "Boston Blackie's Mary," by Jack Boyle, in Red Book Magazine, published November 1917. 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

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

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played as backround music at the amusement park
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Movie Audience, Boston Blackie.... Boston Blackie, Movie Audience
10 December 2004 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Blackie arrives back in the US (via steamer) only to find himself in trouble with the law again when he finds a corpse, Martin Vestrick, in his stateroom. Blackie trails Marilyn Howard, who was seen with Vestrick by Blackie and Runt on the ship, to Coney Island where a group of spies meet at the freak show exhibit. Marilyn is later killed when she goes on the Tunnel of Horrors ride with Blackie, and the same killers go after our hero. Blackie forces a ride with Cecelia Bradley, an innocent bystander, and the two manage to elude the killers. Inspector Faraday, in the meantime, goes after Blackie for the murder of Marilyn, while Blackie, Cecelia, and the Runt try to unravel the spy activities at the amusement park. Nice opening to this 14 film series, with Chester Morris providing the jovial attitude seen in his other movies and beneficial to the character (also nice to see some of Morris' magic tricks as well). Rochelle Hudson was very beautiful here and lent fine support. I was impressed with Florey's direction and Planer's camera-work giving us some interesting perspectives and camera angles. My beef with this film was that there was little action with the villains in the movie, seeing the case from Blackie's perspective. Next film in the series: Confessions of Boston Blackie. Rating, 8.


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