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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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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Blackie Traps a New Kind of Killer! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Booked on Suspicion See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) See more »

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Another Good Entry
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Eighth film in Columbia's Boston Blackie series is one of the better films. This time out Blackie (Chester Morris) gets involved in a first edition book, which turns out to be a fake and soon a man is dead and Blackie is the main suspect. This 66-minute film flies by and manages to be quite good even though these story lines are starting to repeat themselves with minor issues. Morris is once again very energetic and fun to watch in the role. The supporting cast of George E. Stone, Richard Lane and Frank Sully adds a lot to the movie as does the femme fatale played by Lynn Merrick.


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