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Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writers:

Edward Dein (screenplay), Fred Schiller (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
Nina Foch ... Sally Brown
Steve Cochran ... Jimmy Cook
Richard Lane ... Inspector John Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Frank Sully ... Detective Sgt. Matthews
Iris Adrian ... Martha
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Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

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Strangler on the Loose! Copper on the Trail! SHOCKER on the Screen!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Near the beginning of the picture, when Blackie goes back to bed, he turns out the light by his bed and the room goes dark - but a beat or two goes by before the light coming in through the window is increased in brightness. See more »

Quotes

Boston Blackie: What time did they leave?
Martha: What do I look like, a sundial?
Boston Blackie: Not in this light.
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Connections

Followed by A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Prize Song
(uncredited)
from "Die Meistersinger"
Written by Richard Wagner
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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Ninth film in Columbia's Boston Blackie series once again features Chester Morris in the role. In this film, a psychopath (Steve Cochran) escapes from an asylum and begins to strangle various women. It appears he's working his way down a line until he can meet a dancer (Nina Foch) he became obsessed with in the asylum. Blackie (Morris), The Runt (George E. Stone) and Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane) are once again hot on the case. This is a step up from the last couple films I've seen in the series because it's unlike anything that came before it. Cochran is very good as the killer and the screenplay doesn't shy away from his evilness. Morris, Stone and Lane are as entertaining as ever. Morris gets to do a couple nice magic tricks in the film and the twist involving the killer trapping him was well written.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackie's Rendezvous See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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