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After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 March 1943 (USA)
Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Howard J. Green (screen play), Aubrey Wisberg (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
Ann Savage ... Betty Barnaby
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Lloyd Corrigan ... Arthur Manleder
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Storyline

Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

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Taglines:

Blackie Keeps the Action Boiling! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventura à Meia-Noite See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It's the only time that the name of Chester Morris's character is mentioned, Horatio. See more »

Goofs

When Ed Barnaby gets off the bus and meets is daughter Betty there are 2 benches in the background outside a building. The back of the bench to the viewer's right is obviously covered in some stretchy fabric to mimic wood and the creases are not smoothed out. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Farraday: Are you Dixie Rose Blossom?
Dixie Rose Blossom: That's me bub.
Police Captain: We just wanted to make sure.
Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black: They didn't recognize you without your bubble.
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Connections

Followed by Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Jan Buckingham with modified lyrics (Here Comes the Groom)
In the score at the wedding
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"Calling Mr. Horatio Black"
5 June 2005 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

This one was played slightly more serious, but still packed with some sparkling repartee especially between Blackie and Farraday. The plot actually intrudes on the comedy! However a running gag is supplied by the Runt in the process of getting married to a six foot stripper but being continually thwarted, until the very end ...

I can even forgive some of the more Keystone moments: such as Blackie being escorted between Farraday and Matthews, simply backing off and making a run for it, Arthur immediately taking his place, and fooling the two dumb cops all the way to the station. A delicious moment was where F&M realise their police car has been stolen by Blackie and a baddie and everyone but them knew it.

Good effort, nice production values, and better script make this a welcome entry.


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