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Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)





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Chester Morris makes his second screen appearance as crook-turned-detective Boston Blackie in this superior series entry. This time, Blackie gets into trouble when he attends an art auction with his millionaire pal Arthur Manleder (Lloyd Corrigan). It so happens that the auction gallery is run by thieves, which heroine Diane Parrish (Harriet Hilliard) has just discovered. To keep her quiet, head crook Joe Buchanan (Ralph Theodore) takes a shot at Diane, but though he only wounds her he kills sculptor Allison (Walter Soderling). Conclusion-jumping Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane) assumes that Blackie fired the shot, forcing our hero to spend the rest of the film eluding both the police and the criminals. Highlights include a hilarious fit of rage perpetrated by secondary villainess Joan Woodbury, and an amusing if slightly sadistic running gag involving hapless ice-cream vendor Billy Benedict.


Chester Morris
as Boston Blackie
Harriet Nelson
as Diane Parrish
Richard Lane
as Inspector Farraday
Lloyd Corrigan
as Arthur Manleder
Walter Sande
as Sgt. Mathews
Ralph Theodore
as Joe Buchanan
Walter Soderling
as Joseph Allison
Jack Clifford
as Motorcycle Cop
Eddie Laughton
as Express man
Jack O'Malley
as Taxi Driver
Al Hill
as Police Desk Sgt.
Ralph Dunn
as Officer McCarthy
Harry Hollingsworth
as Plainclothesman
Budd Fine
as Express Man's Helper
Martin Spellman
as Jimmy Parrish
Betty Mack
as Bidder
Bill Lally
as Sgt. Dennis
Julius Tannen
as Dr. Crane
Eddie Kane
as Auctioneer
Herbert Clifton
as Albert the butler
Jessie Arnold
as First Nurse
Lorna Dunn
as Second Nurse
Gwen Kenyon
as Third Nurse
Harry Depp
as Mr. Bigsby
Eddie Fetherston
as Taxi Driver
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A superior version in the Boston Blackie series.

July 16, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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