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Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  12 December 1946 (USA)
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Blackie performs in a magic show at a women's prison, which gives an inmate an opportunity to escape.

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Boston Blackie, ex-convict and amateur magician, is doing his act at a prison-for-women, and an inmate takes the opportunity to do her own disappearing act while Blackie is doing his. Held as an accomplice, Blackie gets away and starts the search to find the escapee, and her ex-husband who was involved in the crime for which she was sentenced to prison. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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CALL THE COPS! TWO WOMEN ARE AFTER BLACKIE...WITH A GUN! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Cherchez la femme!
11 February 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Since Boston Blackie is also a genuine magician, he performs at a Thanksgiving celebration show in a female prison; and as his last act, he (maybe unwisely) chooses the 'vanishing lady' trick: he gets a pretty young blonde inmate (with a very much Veronica Lake-like hairstyle) to 'vanish' from his 'magical cabinet' - and she DOES: before the wardens are aware of it, she's escaped... The only mysterious clue she leaves behind is a note that someone is getting married on Sunday - so we're right in for another great crime puzzle with our smart friend Blackie and his not so very smart cop 'friends'!

The 'someone' who's getting married turns out to be - a magician as well; but with a past: he was involved in a robbery and murder case years ago - and it was the mysterious blonde that took the rap for the robbery. So Blackie takes over his colleague's identity to set a trap for the 'femme fatale' who's obviously after the money he's hidden somewhere... And here begins a REALLY crazy chase, and we even see Blackie and the 'Runt' for the first time in the whole series behind bars - and the 'Runt' merely comments dryly: "Here we are again - no place like home..." But, of course, they find another dumb cop soon to help them escape, and the hunt goes on...

For the most part, this movie looks just like a usual funny, entertaining 'Boston Blackie' adventure - but wait until you'll see the surprise ending...!


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