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Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

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Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

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Goofs

Steve Cochran, who's noticeably taller and broader than Chester Morris, steals one of his suits out of his closet, and it fits perfectly. See more »

Connections

Followed by A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946) See more »

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Prize Song
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from "Die Meistersinger"
Written by Richard Wagner
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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Ninth film in Columbia's Boston Blackie series once again features Chester Morris in the role. In this film, a psychopath (Steve Cochran) escapes from an asylum and begins to strangle various women. It appears he's working his way down a line until he can meet a dancer (Nina Foch) he became obsessed with in the asylum. Blackie (Morris), The Runt (George E. Stone) and Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane) are once again hot on the case. This is a step up from the last couple films I've seen in the series because it's unlike anything that came before it. Cochran is very good as the killer and the screenplay doesn't shy away from his evilness. Morris, Stone and Lane are as entertaining as ever. Morris gets to do a couple nice magic tricks in the film and the twist involving the killer trapping him was well written.


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