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Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 2 April 1942 (USA)
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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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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Follows Boston Blackie (1923) See more »

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Boston Blackie back in jail...
8 February 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Since he's got so many old memories from there (...), Blackie helps arranging a Christmas variety show for the inmates of a prison; only to get himself in trouble again: one of them has been convicted wrongly and grabs the opportunity to escape - and although he's in fact a decent guy, the two years he spent in jail have hardened him so much that he's ridden by the obsession now to take revenge on the two crooks who double-crossed him. Blackie tries to keep him from doing something stupid - and ends up once again in a room with a corpse as the murder suspect...

Although this case is presented in a somewhat more serious way than the previous ones, there's still PLENTY of room for mad car chases, vanishing corpses, disguise games - and of course hilariously funny dialogs. Here's an example: the room where Blackie is found with the body is on the 13th floor of a hotel; and Inspector Faraday suggests that Blackie might make one of his famous escapes: "Here's a window, why don't you try it?" - "No, not on the 13th floor..." - "What's the matter, are you superstitious?"

In other words, another GREAT example of the series' so well-tried and popular recipe; and it doesn't matter at all that basically it's the same stuff every time - because it's always in a new, exciting, entertaining disguise; that's simply Boston Blackie's unique style...


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