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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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Cast

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 ON THE TRAIL OF STOLEN TREASURE...A fabulous treasure...2,000 years old! And a luscious treasure old enough to kiss! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

[while pursuing Harriet, The Runt is pulled over by a cop for running a red light]
The Runt: I'm chasing a woman.
Motorcycle cop: A woman, eh? Someday you'll thank me for this. (He arrests The Runt.)
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Follows Through the Dark (1924) See more »

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You just can't beat these old Boston Blackie movies!
14 September 2001 | by rarekeySee all my reviews

The only way currently to see an old Boston Blackie movie is to buy a copy that has been copied off television somewhere, sometime. I think they are priceless. I bought this one off eBay. You can't use them to study law or police procedures and usually they have a spot or two that defies chemistry or physics or even common sense. But they are always fun. Just fun. No reality. I think this one was great. I especially like the scene where the radio was reporting on Boston Blackie's escape. And the newspaper headlines. I really wish the studios would release these on tape or DVD.


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