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Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writers:

Edward Dein (screenplay), Fred Schiller (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
Nina Foch ... Sally Brown
Steve Cochran ... Jimmy Cook
Richard Lane ... Inspector John Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Frank Sully ... Detective Sgt. Matthews
Iris Adrian ... Martha
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Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackie's Rendezvous See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At one point, excited Inspector Farraday calls headquarters holding the telephone up side down. The cord is visibly seen above his ear. See more »

Quotes

Boston Blackie: What time did they leave?
Martha: What do I look like, a sundial?
Boston Blackie: Not in this light.
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Connections

Follows One Mysterious Night (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Prize Song
(uncredited)
from "Die Meistersinger"
Written by Richard Wagner
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Blackie Chases Serial Killer -- It's a Laff Riot!
27 April 2007 | by alonzoiii-1See all my reviews

Boston Blackie movies have some strengths -- mostly in that the pacing is swift and the hero is cheerfully unfazed in even the worst circumstances. But the plotting is frequently atrocious, and the unrelenting comic bits often kill the pacing (if the plot happens to be atypically good) or are just unfunny and inappropriate.

This one involves Blackie chasing an escapee from the asylum (Steve Cochran in a really poor performance) who has become fixated on beautiful Nina Foch (who puts in a nice, rather subtle acting job). Inspector Farraday, of course, believes Blackie has gone homicidal maniac (he at least has some evidence in this one for that), and is incompetently trying to jail him as Blackie goes after the real killer. The plot has possibilities, but any time any real tension gets going, we a get a not funny comedy routine. It doesn't seem like anyone at Columbia understood that, in a movie about a pursuit of a really dangerous maniac, cute little comedy scenes about hiding an inconvenient body from the inspector disrupt any willing suspension of disbelief. (One just concludes our clever hero is an idiot -- deadly for a film like this.)

This one is not worth the time. For a well plotted episode of this series, see Alias Boston Blackie.


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