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One Mysterious Night (1944)

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

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George Daley (as Robert E. Scott)
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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.

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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 »

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News Headlines: "Blackie Escapes Farraday After 3 Hours In Jail"
10 April 2004 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

The Chester Morris Boston Blackie films are always good for a laugh, and although this one is a little shorter than usual it sure ate up the 58 minutes (UK TV running time). Time was never wasted with these potboilers and the action and repartee was necessarily relentless, so making a drink might be fatal - for someone!

Blackie is accused by the police of stealing a diamond simply to get him to show up and find the real robbers for them... He seems to nose out the real culprit and his method in seconds, but as might be expected complications arise when the baddies pulling the strings don't like it. He promised to protect Dorothy Malone's brother from harm, 30 seconds later was stepping over his corpse - what poor old Dot thought of Blackie after that we'll never know. I think this was her first film, and to look at she's the real gem in this picture!

Some wonderful moments - Blackie and Runt tied upside down to a cupboard bed; some brain-dead moments - the 2 crooks hiding a yard away in plain view from 4 or 5 cops in Jumbo Madigan's small shop as tailors dummy's. They weren't Hope and Crosby, they'd just shot Jumbo and were already murderers on the lam!

This was no 7 in the 14 film series, all well worth watching - more or less!


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