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Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  2 April 1942 (USA)
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Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

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Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

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Blackie's got an eye-full of alibi... but cops don't believe in looks!

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Vingança Frustrada  »

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Towards the end of the film, the action takes place at the "Jane Drake Theatre," where "Jane Drake" is appearing a play called "Bedtime Story," written by "Lucius Drake". These characters, the play and the theatre are all left over from Bedtime Story (1941), also produced by Columbia Pictures a few months earlier, starring Loretta Young and Fredric March in the Drake roles. See more »

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Followed by Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948) See more »

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How is Blackie going to get out of this one?
28 August 2011 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

It's Christmas at the Boston Blackie household, which means that Blackie is trimming the tree and the Runt is telling him that Christmas trees are bad luck. Will a Christmas mystery ensue? Well, a mystery there is, but oddly little time is devoted to the season aside from that opening and then a bit at the end.

Blackie rounds up a gang of theatrical friends, including Adele Mara as Eve, and buses them out to the prison for a Christmas show for the inmates. Eve's brother Joe (Larry Parks) is an inmate who is hot for revenge on two hoods who lined him up for this prison stretch; during the show, Joe steals a costume/disguise from one of the entertainers and escapes with the troupe on their way out. It isn't long before one of said hoods turns up murdered, and our old friend Inspector Farraday seems to have Blackie dead to rights for aiding in the escape, the murder, or both.

Less comic relief than expected in this one, though the banter between Blackie and Farraday is, as always, crisp and catchy. Chester Morris and Richard Lane both look very confident in their third film in the roles.


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