Three teenagers find a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. They throw away the can and pawn the suitcase. When they read in the papers that the can was full of uncut heroin and belonged... See full summary »
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing... See full summary »
After Blackie, (dressed as a messenger), delivers the "Blue Star of the Nile" diamond to Inspector Farraday, he tells him where the bad guys are holding "The Runt" hostage. Before leaving, Farraday uses the telephone to call for backup, but the phone is upside down. He's speaking into the earpiece and the telephone cord is coming out of the part that he has to his ear. See more »
Boston Blackie and the Runt finally get recognition of a sort in One Mysterious Night. This time when a jewel robbery is perpetrated instead of immediately suspecting them, Richard Lane as Inspector Farraday seeks their assistance in apprehending the real crooks. Chester Morris and George E. Stone even get badges.
Of course they give Lane a few anxious moments as he has second thoughts that they might really have been the thieves who stole the Star of the Nile diamond from an exhibition for war relief. And as usual the cops are more of a hindrance than help in Blackie's mission.
Sultry and sexy Janis Carter plays a sob sister reporter looking to become Lois Lane and who has more on the ball than the cops. Morris gives her more than a passing glance.
Future Oscar winner Dorothy Malone is in this as well as the sister of the guy who was the inside man in the robbery. Her brother is killed by his accomplices making this a homicide as well as a robbery.
Breezy entry in the Boston Blackie series, I think viewers will like it.
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