Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »
Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that ... See full summary »
The last of fourteen "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Picturs from 1941 to 1949. See more »
When The Runt knocks out Les (again) and he, Blackie and Mei Ling leave the room and walk down the hall, the camera pushes forward to follow and then a moving shadow of the camera becomes visible on the boxes in the hall to the left. See more »
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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