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One Mysterious Night (1944)

Blackie is enlisted by the police to help recover the Blue Star of the Nile diamond, stolen from a war relief exhibit.

Director:

Budd Boetticher (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)

Writers:

Jack Boyle (character), Paul Yawitz
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Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
Janis Carter ... Dorothy Anderson
William Wright ... Paul Martens
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Robert B. Williams ... Matt Healy (as Robert Williams)
Mark Roberts ... George Daley (as Robert E. Scott)
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Blackie is enlisted by the police to help recover the Blue Star of the Nile diamond, stolen from a war relief exhibit.

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What Happened to the Fabulous Diamond "Blue Star of the Nile"?...

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boston Blackie's Appointment with Death See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Seventh of 14 "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Pictures from 1941 to 1949. See more »

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When Blackie returns to rescue Runt with Farraday as he comes to the top of the stairs the crook pulls the trigger on his gun. You can hear the hammer click as it strikes an empty cylinder. When the camera cuts to a different angle the hammer is cocked as if the trigger had never been pulled. See more »

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

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Mildly Amusing Programmer
7 February 2012 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The entry is mainly for fans of the Blackie series. I dropped in because of cult actress Janis Carter and cult director Buddy Boetticher. However, not much of classic Boetticher shows in the pacing or proceedings, but Carter does show her brand of spunk as an ace newspaper reporter. The plot revolves around a stolen diamond that may or may not be a fake.

But the real appeal, such as it is, is with the characters. Lane does his bit as a fast-talking Inspector Farraday, while Morris tries on a few colorful impersonations in pursuit of the culprits. Still, I wish we saw more in a bit part of the gorgeous Dorothy Malone, who's clearly on her way up the Hollywood ladder. Then too, more of Carter would have added more spice to a plot pretty much lacking in suspense. As things stand, the movie is an occasionally humorous programmer but nothing more.


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