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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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Frank Sully ...
Fay Baker ...
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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THREE WOMEN WANT BLACKIE...arrested! (original lobby card) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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13 May 1948 (USA)  »

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Decent Mystery
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Thirteenth film in the Columbia series has Boston (Chester Morris) and the Runt (George E. Stone) accused of stealing some jewels so they must try and clear themselves as well as save another innocent woman. This film starts off pretty slow and routine but once Morris gets going the film takes off, although it's still not one of the better films of the series. Richard Lane is back as the dimwitted Farraday and he and Morris mix it up like old time. The highlight is a scene where the Runt has to dress in drag to get by some police waiting for him at a hotel.


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