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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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Maylia ...
Mei Ling
Richard Lane ...
Don McGuire ...
Les, the Bus Guide
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Red, the Bar-Girl
Sid Tomack ...
Frank Sully ...
Charles Arnt ...
Pop Gerard
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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Follows Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) See more »

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Rickshaw Stomp
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Music by George Duning
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The final film in Columbia's Boston Blackie series once again features Chester Morris in the role of the former thief always having to work himself out of trouble. This time out he gets caught up in the murder of a Chinese man so he has to investigate, which leads to Chinatown and an illegal gambling plot. This was the final in the series and it's also the weakest as the film really doesn't contain any excitement or laughs, which were two things even the weaker films had. Even Morris comes off very tired looking in this film and Richard Lane too seems bored. Sid Tomack takes over the role of The Runt and is horrid in doing so. He's very obnoxious and doesn't contain any of the charm or wit of George E. Stone.


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