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Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Blackie is enlisted by the police to help recover the Blue Star of the Nile diamond, stolen from a war relief exhibit.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Chester Morris, Janis Carter, William Wright
Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, Richard Lane
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Blackie tricks a blackmailer-murderer into a confession. Story involves sinister seances and ghostly apparitions.

Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Chester Morris, Jeff Donnell, Richard Lane
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.

Director: Eugene Forde
Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Virginia Field
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeepe to a stableman to a lawyer.

Director: Eugene Forde
Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland
Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Chester Morris, Ann Savage, George E. Stone
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Chester Morris, Harriet Hilliard, Richard Lane
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Lane
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Chester Morris, William Wright, Constance Worth
Drama | Mystery
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Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Chester Morris, Adele Mara, Richard Lane
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
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When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood
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Boston Blackie vouches for prisoners on WWII early release program
8 September 2011 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Inspector Farraday seems nastier than usual in this Boston Blackie picture. Sure, Blackie is used to Farraday hounding him constantly, but now Farraday is out to pounce on Blackie's new convict reclamation project. The project is for the war effort, of course: Blackie has lined up jobs for ten early parolees at a tool and die works, and the convicts are talented welders and craftsmen, their skills much in demand in 1943. Farraday is having none of it, and lurks on the edges of the project, looking for the slightest slip-up. Come on, Inspector, show a little patriotism!

The mystery plot here is solid and the action is fast-moving, though overall the film is perhaps not quite as sharp or quick-hitting as some in the Blackie series. Still, there's disguises (Blackie and the Runt as cleaning ladies, one of whom needs a shave); tight squeezes (Blackie and the Runt on a dumbwaiter); and poor detective Matthews taking insults (Farraday to his officers: "You cover the fire escape, you take the service entrance, and I'll go in the front way alone." Matthews: "Alone! Hey, chief, I'll be with you." Farraday: "It's the same thing.").

Some hilarious newspaper headlines chronicle Farraday's attempts to capture and hold Blackie and a wad of $60,000 that everyone is concerned with.

Good entertainment for us Blackie fans. Chester Morris, as always, is smooth and steady.


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