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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 March 1949 (USA)
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 ... 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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MURDER IN CHINATOWN (original 11x14 lobby card) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

The last of fourteen "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Pictures 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 Blackie's Redemption (1919) See more »

Soundtracks

Friend Indeed
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Sawtell
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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The final film in Columbia's Boston Blackie series once again features Chester Morris in the role of the former thief always having to work himself out of trouble. This time out he gets caught up in the murder of a Chinese man so he has to investigate, which leads to Chinatown and an illegal gambling plot. This was the final in the series and it's also the weakest as the film really doesn't contain any excitement or laughs, which were two things even the weaker films had. Even Morris comes off very tired looking in this film and Richard Lane too seems bored. Sid Tomack takes over the role of The Runt and is horrid in doing so. He's very obnoxious and doesn't contain any of the charm or wit of George E. Stone.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boston Blackie's Honor See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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