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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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Trudy Marshall ...
Constance Dowling ...
Dinah Moran
Richard Lane ...
Insp. John Farraday
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Frank Sully ...
Sergeant Matthews
Warren Ashe ...
John Lampau, alias John Jani
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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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A WOMAN WHO WORKED AT MURDER! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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12 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Remake of Alias
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)

** (out of 4)

Twelfth film in Columbia's Boston Blackie series is pretty much a remake of the third film Alias Boston Blackie. Blackie (Chester Morris) is putting on a magic show at a prison when a female inmate escapes. Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane) thinks Blackie had a hand in the escape but there's a lot more going on. This is the least interesting of the seven or so films I've seen from the series. This same story was done in the third film, although in that movie it was a man who escaped. This film here is really dry on any laughs and the supporting players aren't up to the usual standard. Even Morris and Lane seem a tad bit uninterested here.


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