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Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 January 1942 (USA)
Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Paul Yawitz (original screenplay), Paul Yawitz (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
Harriet Nelson ... Diane Parrish (as Harriet Hilliard)
Richard Lane ... Inspector Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Lloyd Corrigan ... Arthur Manleder
Joan Woodbury ... Mona
Walter Sande ... Detective Mathews
Ralph Theodore Ralph Theodore ... Buchanan
Kenneth MacDonald ... Caulder
Walter Soderling ... Eric Allison
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Ice Cream Man (as Billy Benedict)
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Storyline

A murder is committed during the auction of a valuable statue. The prime suspect is Boston Blackie, whose reputation for living on the edge of the law makes him an easy target for the police. When the body disappears, Blackie must find it to prove his innocence. Written by Jeanne Armintrout

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Taglines:

BLACKIE'S BLACKMAILED BY A FEMALE...AND NEARLY BLACKED-OUT BY KILLERS! Fiction's slickest rogue is in danger...in love...and on the toughest spot of his exciting career! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to director Edward Dmytryk Chester Morris hated to do stunt work but loved showing his skill with magician's card tricks. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Farraday: You know, I could enter a room, and sense what was in it.
Arthur Manleder: Have you been drinking?
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Connections

Followed by Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) See more »

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Another crazy adventure with the safe cracker hero
8 February 2014 | by binapiraeusSee all my reviews

Once you've got into that 'Boston Blackie' movie series, you just can't stop - they're so wonderfully funny, just plain 'murder entertainment' with vanishing corpses, car chases, and Blackie and the police (in particular Inspector Faraday) in turn working together and against each other to solve the most crazy murder mysteries. Probably that's EXACTLY what the audience wanted during the War: just plain entertainment to get away from the cruel reality for a short while...

This time, Blackie, trying to save a young lady's life, again becomes a murder suspect. The body (with the bullet in it that would prove Blackie's innocence) vanishes, the police chase Blackie, Blackie chases the corpse, the forgers chase the corpse AND Blackie - and finally the whole lot of them end up in a locked vault three stories below the ground and have no idea how to get out of there...

This hilarious adventure, just like all the 'Boston Blackie' movies, just NEVER gets dated - they're in black&white, you can tell from the clothes, the hairstyles, the cars that they were made in the forties... But are there any crime adventures today - complete with color, special effects and all - that are as entertaining as this great stuff that's more than 70 years old??


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Segredo da Estátua See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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