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Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  13 May 1948 (USA)
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Blackie is the natural suspect when an expensive pearl necklace is stolen while he is supposed to be guarding it.

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Doris Bradley
Richard Lane ...
Insp. William R. Farraday
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Joan Howell (as Patricia White)
Edward Norris ...
Igor Borio
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Margie O'Reilly, alias Sandra Doray
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When Boston Blackie's private detective friend Joe Kenyon is killed in an auto crash under suspicious circumstances, Blackie makes an offer to Mrs. Kenyon to take his place as a guard at a party given by the wealthy Mrs. Carter, who owns one of the world's most expensive pearl necklaces. His friend Runt goes along also. The necklace disappears while Mrs. Carter, accompanied by her dancing instructor Igor Borio, entertains her guests. Inspector Farraday is called in and finds (not to his great surprise as Blackie is always his first suspect) the pearls in Blackie's pocket. Blackie and the Runt make a hasty exit. Searching the apartment of Mrs. Carter's niece Doris Bradley, Blackie finds the pearls again, hidden in the lining of a coat belonging to Doris' friend Joan Howell who had been at the party and is in love with Borio. Investigating Borio, Blackie learns that the dancer's secretary, Sandra Doray, was connected with a jewel robbery in the south. He sets a trap for them, only to ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S "HOT" STUFF HE'S AFTER...to catch a blue-blooded killer red-handed! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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13 May 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Triunfo de Boston Blackie  »

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Old Premise
2 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Back in Boston Blackie's days as a society burglar this is just the kind of caper that would have been something he pulled. For once Inspector Farraday's suspicions are not completely out of the realm of possibilities.

After the head of a detective agency gets bumped off in a suspicious car accident Chester Morris and George E. Stone get hired by the widow to guard some valuable pearls at a society party. The two are disguised as Hindu fakirs, but the pearls are clipped in any event and when Richard Lane sees Morris and Stone, that's all he has to know.

Once again Boston Blackie has to solve the case in order to clear himself.

This is a good film, but the premise was really getting old by now.


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