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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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"Booked" (verb trans.) is a pun?
3 September 2004 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

For a relief from the real world which seems full of suicidal terrorist savages, I turned to this one out of the Boston Blackie series.

A simple plot: Counterfeit Pickwick Papers bought for $62,000 at auction, Blackie goes into overdrive after the thieves especially because, as usual, Inspector Farraday believes he's at the bottom of it all. With a few neat twists and turns and plenty of wisecracking it reaches a logical and satisfying conclusion - unless in error you thought you were watching Fellini - and in fact fits together like a done jigsaw puzzle. No big surprises then, but I'll have to leave you to guess whether Blackie gets his...person or not - no spoilers!

Good bits: Trussed up Blackie + cigar untying himself in hoodlum's den; Steve Cochran alternating as usual between a Tough Cookie and a Poodle; the scenes inside the hotel's dumb waiter. At this point my daughter insists Steve was gorgeously handsome and a Man! Bad bits: Too many forced laughs by the main characters, it was pleasant enough without that.


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