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After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 March 1943 (USA)
Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

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Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

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Fiction's Famous Rascal In New Hair Raising Perils

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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(TCM print) (copyright length)

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It's the only time that the name of Chester Morrie's character is mentioned, Horatio. See more »

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Followed by Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Jan Buckingham with modified lyrics (Here Comes the Groom)
In the score at the wedding
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The Runt is getting married
21 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"After Midnight with Boston Blackie" is another fun entry into the Boston Blackie series, starring Chester Morris and George E. Stone. An old man, Diamond Ed Barnaby (Walter Baldwin) is freed from prison and intends to give some stolen diamonds to his daughter (Betty Barnaby). However, his old gang wants them. His troubled daughter appeals to involved with the police and proves himself smarter. Meanwhile, The Runt's marriage to one Dixie Rose Blossom (Jan Buckingham) keeps being delayed, and friend Arthur Manleder (Lloyd Corrigan) has to keep the intended entertained, since the wedding is taking place at his apartment.

These Blackie films follow the same formula over and over - the dumb Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane) and the clever Blackie interfering with a police case - which is a good thing because without Blackie, the case would never be solved.

Nevertheless, these films always manage to be entertaining, thanks in large art to Chester Morris and George E. Stone. Morris has a lot of charm and a lighthearted attitude as Blackie. He manages to keep some of these tired plots going. Hard to believe that the woman who played the sweet daughter Betty is the same woman who played the hard-boiled femme fatale in Detour.


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