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Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 May 1948 (USA)
Blackie is the natural suspect when an expensive pearl necklace is stolen while he is supposed to be guarding it.

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Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Maurice Tombragel (screenplay), Charles R. Marion (story) (as Charles Marion) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
June Vincent ... Doris Bradley
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
Patricia Barry ... Joan Howell (as Patricia White)
Edward Norris ... Igor Borio
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Frank Sully ... Sgt. Matthews
Fay Baker ... Sandra Doray
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When Boston Blackie's private detective friend Joe Kenyon is killed in an auto crash under suspicious circumstances, Blackie makes an offer to Mrs. Kenyon to take his place as a guard at a party given by the wealthy Mrs. Carter, who owns one of the world's most expensive pearl necklaces. His friend Runt goes along also. The necklace disappears while Mrs. Carter, accompanied by her dancing instructor Igor Borio, entertains her guests. Inspector Farraday is called in and finds (not to his great surprise as Blackie is always his first suspect) the pearls in Blackie's pocket. Blackie and the Runt make a hasty exit. Searching the apartment of Mrs. Carter's niece Doris Bradley, Blackie finds the pearls again, hidden in the lining of a coat belonging to Doris' friend Joan Howell who had been at the party and is in love with Borio. Investigating Borio, Blackie learns that the dancer's secretary, Sandra Doray, was connected with a jewel robbery in the south. He sets a trap for them, only to ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S "HOT" STUFF HE'S AFTER...to catch a blue-blooded killer red-handed! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Triunfo de Boston Blackie See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Last appearance by George E. Stone as "The Runt" in the "Boston Blackie" series. He was teamed with Chester Morris for 12 of the 14 films Morris made, save for the first and last. See more »

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Inspector Farraday: [to Sgt. Matthews] Look, a man is only as smart as the people he surrounds himself with. Now take me, I... Nevermind. In the dull blank expanse of your face I can read the dismal promise of the years to come.
[sits down dejectedly]
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Decent Mystery
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Thirteenth film in the Columbia series has Boston (Chester Morris) and the Runt (George E. Stone) accused of stealing some jewels so they must try and clear themselves as well as save another innocent woman. This film starts off pretty slow and routine but once Morris gets going the film takes off, although it's still not one of the better films of the series. Richard Lane is back as the dimwitted Farraday and he and Morris mix it up like old time. The highlight is a scene where the Runt has to dress in drag to get by some police waiting for him at a hotel.


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