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Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)

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

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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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THREE WOMEN WANT BLACKIE...arrested! (original lobby card) See more »

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Follows One Mysterious Night (1944) See more »

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Who dosen't like Boston Blackie?
5 March 1999 | by (Ellison Bay, WI) – See all my reviews

Fun stuff, easy on the mind after working all day. Chester Morris fits Blackie to a tea! Blackie and Runt do a great Ma and Pa disguise. They are just as I remembered them. I look forward to watching more of Boston Blackie.


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