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A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)

Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Ben Markson (screenplay), Paul Yawitz (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black / Cyrus Peyton
Lynn Merrick ... Geraldine 'Gerry' Peyton
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
Frank Sully ... Sergeant Matthews
George E. Stone ... The Runt
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Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.

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A Blonde Killer Gives Blackie The Kiss Of Death! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chantagista See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The 10th of 14 "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Pictures from 1941 to 1949. See more »

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Follows Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) See more »

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A baby for Blackie...
11 February 2014 | by binapiraeusSee all my reviews

Every time we think that after so many hilarious and varied adventures, the writers of the 'Boston Blackie' movie series must be running out of ideas sometime, they surprise us with something ENTIRELY new: this time, the story seems to revolve around one of Blackie's romances at first, and when the husband of the girl Blackie was 'sweet on', just released from jail, is found dead in Blackie's apartment, Inspector Faraday comes to the conclusion that, while he's learned by now that Blackie wouldn't kill anybody for diamonds or money and neither is he a deranged strangler - for a woman he MIGHT commit murder...

But the case very soon becomes a lot more complicated: there's a 'borrowed' baby involved that the 'Runt' and his girlfriend Mamie try to hide in the most impossible places (a very talented baby, by the way - literally a BORN actor!), while Blackie once more is at the same time on the run from the police and after the real murderer... Another VERY entertaining and surprising entry in this wonderful series of 40s crime-comedy mix!


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