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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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Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Chester Morris, Trudy Marshall, Constance Dowling
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Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss
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Blackie is the natural suspect when an expensive pearl necklace is stolen while he is supposed to be guarding it.

Director: Seymour Friedman
Stars: Chester Morris, June Vincent, Richard Lane
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Blackie tricks a blackmailer-murderer into a confession. Story involves sinister seances and ghostly apparitions.

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Stars: Chester Morris, Jeff Donnell, Richard Lane
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Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.

Director: Lew Landers
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Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

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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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Eighth of 14 "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Pictures from 1941 to 1949. See more »

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When the envelope gets stuck in the door as the murderer escapes the room just ahead of Blackie, half the envelope is seen. A few seconds later when Blackie arrives at the door, almost all of the envelope is sticking out of the locked door. See more »

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Follows The Return of Boston Blackie (1927) See more »

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Pretty good, but also, once again, a bit repetitive
9 September 2007 | by 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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