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Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  10 May 1945 (USA)
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Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

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Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

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Pretty good, but also, once again, a bit repetitive
9 September 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have seen nearly every Boston Blackie film they've made and while I really like Chester Morris' title character, the films suffered much more from repetition than other B-movie detective series films. Some of this could have been because they made so many Blackie films--other than Charlie Chan, I can't think of another series of the era that had as many films. But sometimes it was just sloppy writing. While this is generally an enjoyable film, there were just too many similarities to other films--the black-face scene (which is very tacky, I know), Blackie being stuck in the chute and is trapped by the police between floors in the apartment building, and the idiot Inspector and his even more imbecilic assistant--it's all rehashed.

Now how much you enjoy the film really depends on your familiarity with the series. If you are new to it, then it you'll no doubt enjoy it immensely (maybe even giving it a 7 or 8) but if you've seen many of them, there just isn't enough new and worthwhile about this pretty standard film. At least, however, the main plot idea of a forged valuable book IS new and interesting.


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