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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

Approved  |   |  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 »

Connections

Follows Crooked Alley (1923) See more »

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Love by Implication
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Music by Hugo Friedhofer
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Blackie's Farewell
11 February 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Well, finally the writers of the 'Boston Blackie' crime adventures that entertained the audience so fabulously for a whole decade DID seem to run out of new ideas; or maybe this kind of crime movie just wasn't 'fashionable' anymore? The VERY long-running 'Charlie Chan' movie series ended the same year...

Of course, there is some solid suspense and quite a few good jokes in this last case of Blackie's (like when Sergeant Matthews 'keeps an eye' on Blackie walking up and down in his apartment all night - while it's really a cardboard figure tied to a toy train moving around!), and we get a glimpse of New York's Chinatown, where some very shady business is being done - but mostly by white people! It's not one of the best entries in the series, it's REALLY a swan song - but it's still better than many other 'average' crime movies.

George E. Stone, who had played the 'Runt' in almost all of the movies, is already missing here - and now it's curtains for the series as a whole. One of the most entertaining, inventive and funny crime movie series of all times, with one of the BEST protagonists: Chester Morris, alias Boston Blackie...


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