A magician and his con-man father solve mysteries using a combination of sleight of hand and con games.
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1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Alexander Blacke (12 episodes, 1986)
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 Leonard Blacke (12 episodes, 1986)
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Alexander Blacke is a retired magician who comes out of retirement, at the behest of his con-man/gambler father, Leonard, to perform on stage and solve mysteries in this series that mixes the magical antics of "The Magician," the con-game schemes of "The Sting," "Switch," and "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe", and the intricate mysteries of "Columbo" and "Murder She Wrote." Written by <scrow@chop.isca.uiowa.edu>

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5 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Blacke el Mago  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Black's Magic (1986) See more »

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Okay Show - What about the Magic?
24 November 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Blacke's Magic was generally enjoyable - the main problem (if you want to call it that) is that it was more of a mystery show, and more of a "con-game"/scam type show, and less of Blacke as a magician. Speaking as a magician myself, I would have liked to seen more of the latter and less of the former. They often seemed to forget they were dealing with a magician as the main character! It's generally enjoyable, and deserved to run longer than it did.


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