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Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)

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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A "Dickens" of a mess for Blackie in disguise...
8 September 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

One of the more enjoyable Boston Blackie entries with CHESTER MORRIS disguising himself as a bookseller and getting mixed up in a murder case right under Inspector Farraday's eyes. The story centers around a counterfeit first edition of Charles Dickens' "The Pickwick Papers" sold for $50,000 at a book auction. LLOYD CORRIGAN is his usual bumbling self as Blackie's friend.

"I'm in trouble and I'm the only one who can get me out of it," says Blackie--and therein lies the nub of the plot. When Blackie turns up at the murder scene just as Inspector Farraday arrives, he has to spend the rest of the film eluding the police until he can pin the crime on the guilty ones. STEVE COCHRAN is Merrick's accomplice/husband.

LYNN MERRICK is the pretty blonde bookseller who turns out to be not quite the helpful innocent she pretends to be. The story is more smoothly written than most of the Blackie films and moves at a fast clip at an hour and six minutes.

Merrick makes an attractive femme lead and Cochran struts his tough guy stuff showing why it became his screen persona.

Summing up: As a straight crime drama, it's not bad at all.


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