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Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 January 1942 (USA)
Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Paul Yawitz (original screenplay), Paul Yawitz (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
Harriet Nelson ... Diane Parrish (as Harriet Hilliard)
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Lloyd Corrigan ... Arthur Manleder
Joan Woodbury ... Mona
Walter Sande ... Detective Mathews
Ralph Theodore Ralph Theodore ... Buchanan
Kenneth MacDonald ... Caulder
Walter Soderling ... Eric Allison
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Ice Cream Man (as Billy Benedict)
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Storyline

A murder is committed during the auction of a valuable statue. The prime suspect is Boston Blackie, whose reputation for living on the edge of the law makes him an easy target for the police. When the body disappears, Blackie must find it to prove his innocence. Written by Jeanne Armintrout

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Caught in a crossfire of bullets and women! (original lobby card) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Segredo da Estátua See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Farraday clearly states: "....as far as I can blow it".(not "throw" it). See more »

Quotes

Inspector Farraday: I wouldn't trust you as far as I could throw one of those statues.
Boston Blackie: Those lousy cigars you smoke are ruining your wind.
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Follows Meet Boston Blackie (1941) See more »

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News: "First the cops lose the murderer, then they lose the body"
30 May 2005 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

Excellent stuff: Blackie at an art auction spots someone about to shoot someone so shoots first. Naturally he's (wrongly) blamed for the murder of the second someone, and so becomes a fugitive from Inspector Farraday again.

Under the noses of the cops the murderer disposes of the body in an ingenious way, but the chase is on to recover the corpse when they all realise the bullet will pinpoint the real murderer and clear Blackie. During this double chase there's time for plenty of the usual comedy repartee between Blackie, Farraday and Runt (first outing by George E. Stone), also a little bit of romance too. And Blackie's rich friend, Arthur (Lloyd Corrigan) also makes his first appearance, trying to out-bumble Charles Winninger.

Standard 57 minute Blackie outing, well worth watching to the converted.


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