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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 March 1949 (USA)
Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Maurice Tombragel (story and screenplay), Jack Boyle (based on character by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
Maylia ... Mei Ling
Richard Lane ... Inspector William R. Farraday
Don McGuire ... Les - the Bus Guide
Joan Woodbury ... Red - the Bar-Girl
Sid Tomack ... The Runt
Frank Sully ... Detective Sergeant Matthews
Charles Arnt ... Pop Gerard
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... Bill Craddock (as Louis Van Rooten)
Philip Ahn ... Wong Chung Shee
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Storyline

Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

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Taglines:

BLACKIE CATHES A RED-HEAD RED-HANDED! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boston Blackie's Honor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last of fourteen "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Picturs from 1941 to 1949. See more »

Goofs

When The Runt knocks out Les (again) and he, Blackie and Mei Ling leave the room and walk down the hall, the camera pushes forward to follow and then a moving shadow of the camera becomes visible on the boxes in the hall to the left. See more »

Connections

Follows The Return of Boston Blackie (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

New Trick
(uncredited)
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)
22 April 2018 | by trimboliceliaSee all my reviews

Not bad little crime caper on the lighter side. Boston Blackie, a reformed jewel thief (or something of that nature) is suspected yet again of thievery and murder. This time the goings-on take place in Chinatown. The transfer is fine. The Sony Pictures Home Entertainment DVD-R is excellent quality. The DVD-R has absolutely no extras. Goes right into the movie. Other than that recommended for fans of the genre.


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