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Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)

Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writers:

Paul Yawitz (screenplay by), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
Lynn Merrick ... Constance Gloria Mannard
Richard Lane ... Insp. John Farraday
Frank Sully ... Sergeant Matthews
Steve Cochran ... Jack Higgins
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Lloyd Corrigan ... Arthur Manleder
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Dudley Dickerson ... Train Porter (scenes deleted)
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Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

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A Beautiful Girl Turns Killer and Blackie is Taking the Rap! See more »

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Eighth of 14 "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Pictures from 1941 to 1949. See more »

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At the auction, Blackie (in disguise) puts the rare Dickens book down on the table twice between shots from the front and behind. See more »

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Follows Blackie's Redemption (1919) See more »

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Phony Pickwick
5 May 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Suspicion is something that Chester Morris as Boston Blackie lives with as a given. Inspector Richard Lane books him on suspicion of murder when he accidentally sells a forged first edition of the Pickwick Papers. Charles Dickens who zealously fought for his copyrighted material his whole life would not have been pleased.

But Dickens might have been pleased at the way Boston Blackie works himself out of this frame. He would have been pleased at the way Morris disguised himself as a rare book dealer who actually has been ill and bedridden while all kinds of bad things are going on in his shop.

The villains are a husband and wife pair of crooks Lynn Merrick and Steve Cochran. Cochran who played slick villains in his prime gets a good showcase in Boston Blackie Booked On Suspicion. But the film really belongs to Lynn Merrick. She's one cool piece of work if there ever was one and a worthy antagonist for Morris.

Merrick is who you will remember if you see Boston Blackie Booked On Suspicion and you should see it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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