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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  2 March 1949 (USA)
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Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

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Mei Ling
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Les, the Bus Guide
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Charles Arnt ...
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Luis Van Rooten ...
Bill Craddock (as Louis Van Rooten)
Philip Ahn ...
Wong Chung Shee
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Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

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MURDER IN CHINATOWN (original 11x14 lobby card) See more »

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2 March 1949 (USA)  »

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Boston Blackie no Bairro Chinês  »

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The bus driver of China town tour charges $2.00 for the tour, but as he gets on the bus and drives away there is a sign sitting on the sidewalk that states that the charge for the tour is $2.30 including tax. See more »

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References The Mating of Millie (1948) See more »

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Friend Indeed
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Music by Paul Sawtell
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"What about this Tong War business? That still goes on, doesn't it?"
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Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) is seen leaving a Chinese laundry moments before the owner is discovered murdered inside. Shockingly, Inspector Farraday does NOT arrest him but lets him go due to lack of evidence. Blackie investigates the case himself before Farraday realizes this time he actually did have just cause to take Blackie in.

The last of the Boston Blackie series is far from the best but still enjoyable. Chester Morris and Richard Lane are good as always but this time George E. Stone is missing. His character, The Runt, is here alright but he's played by Sid Tomack. Charlie Chan fans might like to know that two of the actors who played his sons, Victor Sen Yung and Benson Fong, have bit parts here. The humor is the best part of this one, such as the funny one-liners or the phony tour of Chinatown's underbelly. At least they had the sense to end the Boston Blackie series before it became pathetic like some of them did. I'm looking at you, Monogram Charlie Chan.


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