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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 | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, 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
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Chester Morris, Adele Mara, 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
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 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 | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Sidney Toler, Ricardo Cortez, Phyllis Brooks
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Warren William, Eric Blore, Jean Muir
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A crashed plane that had a shrunken head aboard is the only clue to a mystery involving a secret code.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Anita Louise, Jim Bannon, Michael Duane
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
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"You don't stop a funeral and arrest the pallbearers just because they're carrying a dead body, you know."
2 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A prison work release program Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) is pushing is endangered by one of the prisoners being implicated in a murder. So what does Blackie do? He takes the blame for the murder, of course. I realize this sounds beyond idiotic but keep in mind that the formula of literally every Boston Blackie movie is that Blackie is the prime suspect in whatever murder occurs in that film. By the end of every film, he manages to catch the real killer and prove his innocence to dogged Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane). So, in a way, it makes perfect sense that Blackie would take the blame since his track record is pretty good with the threat of a murder arrest hanging over his head.

Seriously, though, the plot to this one is pretty far-fetched and tough to swallow. But somehow it's still enjoyable thanks to the solid cast of regulars that the Boston Blackie series had. Yes, the series was extremely formulaic and this works against it, especially when you view the films back-to-back. But if you just happen to catch this one on TV one day, without any critical context, it will surely entertain you. Not the best of the series but still fun. There's a character named Dooley who throws just about the wildest overhand punch I've ever seen. That alone is worth checking it out.


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