Boston Blackie: Season 1, Episode 3

Oil Field Murder (24 Sep. 1951)

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Blackie helps a young woman who is caught up in a scheme by a crooked oilman to sell worthless land.



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Episode cast overview:
Lois Collier ...
Frank Orth ...
Thayer Roberts
Lester Dorr
Tom Kennedy
Jean Willes ...
Jewel Howard
Jim Diehl
Pamela Blake ...


Blackie helps a young woman who is caught up in a scheme by a crooked oilman to sell worthless land.

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24 September 1951 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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16 October 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1940s, Columbia Pictures made a series of Boston Blackie films starring Chester Morris. Each of these B-movies lasted about an hour and were consistently enjoyable. In 1951, the series was revived but with a different cast--and a time slot of only 30 minutes. Can the show work with such an abbreviated running time and unfamiliar faces? In the case of "Oil Field Murder", I'd say that the show is a partial success. While the show was very watchable and I liked the dog, the show seemed rushed and only fair--and had too many fist-fights and the plot seemed obvious. Still, Kent Taylor did a decent job and the show is worth seeing.

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