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Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)

Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writers:

Paul Yawitz (screenplay by), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
Lynn Merrick ... Constance Gloria Mannard
Richard Lane ... Insp. John Farraday
Frank Sully ... Sergeant Matthews
Steve Cochran ... Jack Higgins
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Lloyd Corrigan ... Arthur Manleder
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dudley Dickerson ... Train Porter (scenes deleted)
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Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

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A Beautiful Girl Turns Killer and Blackie is Taking the Rap! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Booked on Suspicion See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the auction, Blackie (in disguise) puts the rare Dickens book down on the table twice between shots from the front and behind. See more »

Connections

Follows The Return of Boston Blackie (1927) See more »

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Pretty good, but also, once again, a bit repetitive
9 September 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have seen nearly every Boston Blackie film they've made and while I really like Chester Morris' title character, the films suffered much more from repetition than other B-movie detective series films. Some of this could have been because they made so many Blackie films--other than Charlie Chan, I can't think of another series of the era that had as many films. But sometimes it was just sloppy writing. While this is generally an enjoyable film, there were just too many similarities to other films--the black-face scene (which is very tacky, I know), Blackie being stuck in the chute and is trapped by the police between floors in the apartment building, and the idiot Inspector and his even more imbecilic assistant--it's all rehashed.

Now how much you enjoy the film really depends on your familiarity with the series. If you are new to it, then it you'll no doubt enjoy it immensely (maybe even giving it a 7 or 8) but if you've seen many of them, there just isn't enough new and worthwhile about this pretty standard film. At least, however, the main plot idea of a forged valuable book IS new and interesting.


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