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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Maurice Tombragel (story and screenplay), Jack Boyle (based on character by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
Maylia ... Mei Ling
Richard Lane ... Inspector William R. Farraday
Don McGuire ... Les - the Bus Guide
Joan Woodbury ... Red - the Bar-Girl
Sid Tomack Sid Tomack ... The Runt
Frank Sully ... Detective Sergeant Matthews
Charles Arnt ... Pop Gerard
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... Bill Craddock (as Louis Van Rooten)
Philip Ahn ... Wong Chung Shee
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Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

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BLACKIE CATHES A RED-HEAD RED-HANDED! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boston Blackie's Chinese Adventure See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The last of fourteen "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Picturs from 1941 to 1949. See more »

Goofs

When The Runt knocks out Les (again) and he, Blackie and Mei Ling leave the room and walk down the hall, the camera pushes forward to follow and then a moving shadow of the camera becomes visible on the boxes in the hall to the left. See more »

Connections

Follows Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Meet Boston Blackie
(uncredited)
Music by Sidney Cutner
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"What about this Tong War business? That still goes on, doesn't it?"
14 September 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) is seen leaving a Chinese laundry moments before the owner is discovered murdered inside. Shockingly, Inspector Farraday does NOT arrest him but lets him go due to lack of evidence. Blackie investigates the case himself before Farraday realizes this time he actually did have just cause to take Blackie in.

The last of the Boston Blackie series is far from the best but still enjoyable. Chester Morris and Richard Lane are good as always but this time George E. Stone is missing. His character, The Runt, is here alright but he's played by Sid Tomack. Charlie Chan fans might like to know that two of the actors who played his sons, Victor Sen Yung and Benson Fong, have bit parts here. The humor is the best part of this one, such as the funny one-liners or the phony tour of Chinatown's underbelly. At least they had the sense to end the Boston Blackie series before it became pathetic like some of them did. I'm looking at you, Monogram Charlie Chan.


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