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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the film, the action takes place at the "Jane Drake Theatre," where "Jane Drake" is appearing a play called "Bedtime Story," written by "Lucius Drake". These characters, the play and the theatre are all left over from Bedtime Story (1941), also produced by Columbia Pictures a few months earlier, starring Loretta Young and Fredric March in the Drake roles. See more »

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Followed by The Phantom Thief (1946) See more »

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Not very seasonal Christmas fare
30 May 2005 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

A nice entry in the series (3/14) set at Christmas time, with a frenetic and tortuously multi-layered chase sequence in the middle.

Again, Blackie is implicated in a crime even though innocent, ultimately resulting in Farraday assuming his guilt. Framed Larry Parks as con has broken out on a murderous revenge mission, dragging his demure sister (Adele Mara) plus Blackie, Runt and of course cops Farraday and Matthews all into the vortex. Some witty lines and situations later we have a dead body in a hotel room to mull over - a corpse that is rather recklessly treated throughout! The dreamy looking sister proves of use to Blackie, crime-solving-wise, and is more than wallpaper in here. The character Jumbo Madigan makes his first lugubrious appearance as the know-it-all fence.

As with a lot of the Morris Blackies, I sometimes wish they could have been even only 5 minutes longer, it's all taken at such a breakneck speed that it can leave you as bit puzzled at times working it all out. But I love it!


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