Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)





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This twelfth entry in Columbia's "Boston Blackie" series is essentially a remake of 1942's Alias Boston Blackie. In the original, a falsely accused convict (Larry Parks) escapes while Blackie (Chester Morris) is putting on a magic show for a men's prison, prompting Blackie to stop the escapee before he can kill the man who framed him. In the remake, Blackie stages yet another magic act, this time at a woman's prison. Sure enough, a female inmate (Constance Dowling) escapes, determined to wreak vengeance on the man who done her wrong. Implicated in the escape, Blackie manages to clear himself and to extract a recorded confession from the actual killer. In both the original and the remake, Chester Morris is given ample opportunity to show off his considerable skills as a magician.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Chester Morris
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
George E. Stone
as The Runt
Richard Lane
as Insp. John Farraday
Constance Dowling
as Dinah Moran
Frank Sully
as Sgt. Matthews
Warren Ashe
as Lampau Jani
Selmer Jackson
as Warden Lund
Selmar Jackson
as Warden Lund
Fred Graham
as Clerk
Ted Hecht
as Harry Burton
Fred Graff
as Clerk
Eddie Dunn
as Peterson
Eddie Fetherston
as Reporter
Frank O'Connor
as Cab Driver
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The inferior 12th entry in the entertaining lightweight Boston Blackie formulaic crime drama series.

Full Review… | May 25, 2012
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