Banker Hubert Kingery invites fellow officers to his hunting lodge only to announce that one of them has forged critical company documents. Later, he is found shot to death, apparently at ... See full summary »
Boston Blackie and his pal, The Runt, are ready to board a train for Florida when Blackie gets a telegram from his friend Arthur Manleder asking Blackie to go to Manleder's New York ... See full summary »
The daring of the racketeers, all working for one organization, in an east coast city leads the Governor to create a new undercover law agency formed to combat the gangsters, and to find ... See full summary »
Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a ... See full summary »
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 »
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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