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Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Approved | | Drama , Mystery | 2 April 1942 (USA)
Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Paul Yawitz (original screenplay), Jack Boyle (based on a character created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
Adele Mara ... Eve Sanders
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Lloyd Corrigan ... Arthur Manleder
Walter Sande ... Detective Mathews
Larry Parks ... Joe Trilby
George McKay George McKay ... Roggi McKay
Cy Kendall ... Jumbo Madigan
Paul Fix ... Steve Caveroni
Ben Taggart ... Warden
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Storyline

Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Blackie's got an eye-full of alibi... but cops don't believe in looks!

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Venganza por mano ajena See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Third of 14 "Boston Blackie" films released by Columbia starring Chester Morris between 1941 and 1949. See more »

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Follows The Silk-Lined Burglar (1919) See more »

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How is Blackie going to get out of this one?
28 August 2011 | by csteidlerSee all my reviews

It's Christmas at the Boston Blackie household, which means that Blackie is trimming the tree and the Runt is telling him that Christmas trees are bad luck. Will a Christmas mystery ensue? Well, a mystery there is, but oddly little time is devoted to the season aside from that opening and then a bit at the end.

Blackie rounds up a gang of theatrical friends, including Adele Mara as Eve, and buses them out to the prison for a Christmas show for the inmates. Eve's brother Joe (Larry Parks) is an inmate who is hot for revenge on two hoods who lined him up for this prison stretch; during the show, Joe steals a costume/disguise from one of the entertainers and escapes with the troupe on their way out. It isn't long before one of said hoods turns up murdered, and our old friend Inspector Farraday seems to have Blackie dead to rights for aiding in the escape, the murder, or both.

Less comic relief than expected in this one, though the banter between Blackie and Farraday is, as always, crisp and catchy. Chester Morris and Richard Lane both look very confident in their third film in the roles.


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