Blackie eventually locates the money in janis safety deposit box and takes it, still disguised as jani. This can be determined by the appearance of skelton knaggs as bill rainey and evelynne eaton as miss lenore aldwin name dropped at 17. A new incarnation of the boston blackie radio series aired april 11, 1945 october. Overview of a close call for boston blackie, 1946, directed by lew landers, with chester morris, lynn merrick, richard lane, at turner classic movies.
The yarn begins when blackie finds a corpse in his cabin. Boston blackie, the suave crookturneddetective created by pulp writer jack boyle, had been popping up sporadically in films for nearly two decades by the time columbia launched its boston blackie series in 1941. Actor chester morris was the bestknown blackie, playing the character in 14. The complete boston blackie in search of jack boyle. Boston blackie is a fictional character created by author jack boyle october 19, 1881.
Kent taylor boston blackie, lois collier mary wesley, frank orth inspector. Season 2 of the adventures of boston blackie premiered on march 10, 1952. Blackie goes after a gang that used a bazooka to rob an armored car, and then killed a cop who was a friend of blackies during the getaway. Boston blackie polly morrisons gun collection july 28, 1944 by a room with a view. Boston blackie trivia before getting the starring role on the boston blackie tv show, kent tayor had starred in more than a dozen b movies from the 1940s. Watch boston blackie season 2, episode 16 the friendly gesture. Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films, radio, and television, the detective boston blackie was an enemy to. Boston blackie is a fictional character created by author jack boyle october 19, 1881 october 1928. Sponsored by rinso, the series continued until september 15 of that year. Excon turned sleuth boston blackie makes his feature film debut in this fastpaced, funny mystery, the first of a longrunning series. A racketeer hires a highpriced hit woman to kill boston blackie as he fears blackie is wise to his racket. Kent taylor starred in the zivproduced halfhour tv series the adventures of boston blackie.
We screened the next boston blackie episode in sequence, queen of thieves, originally aired december 5, 1952 as part of the shows second season, directed by george cahan from a script by herbert purdom and irwin lieberman and, peculiarly, frank orth is still credited in the cast list as inspector faraday even though it was quite obviously another actor filling in for that weeks. Richard lane, who plays boston s longsuffering inspector farraday, was the only other character in all fourteen of the boston blackie movies. There is the goofy side kick, the lovely girlfriend, and the suspicious inspector. Richard kollmar as boston blackie jan minor as mary. That night, blackie is awoken by sounds in janis apartment. Blackie goes after a gang that used a bazooka to rob an armored car, and then killed a cop who was a friend of blackie s during the getaway. He will not snitch on anyone, even if it means it goes poorly for himself. Part of our over 12,000 show library of old time radio. Kent taylor boston blackie, frank orth inspector faraday, lois collier mary wesley, clark howat skip clark, william bakewell lang, peter mamakos hayes, tracey roberts louella,lee van cleff captain jansen, hugh sanders george mittner, troy melton and bill catching. In 1951, the syndicated television series boston blackie premiered, starring kent taylor. A former safecracker and confidence man, blackie eventually reformed and became an enemy to those who make him an enemy, a friend to those who have no friend. The boston blackie series is far superior to many others which seem to have less humor and move a lot more slowly.
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To save his own skin, with the help of his girlfriend mary and sidekick shorty, blackie ends up solving the case. In this film, blackie helps out a former girlfriend whose husband is recently out of prison. Boston blackie had a limited cast of regular characters. Boston blackie s restaurant was a bar and grill with locations in chicago and deerfield, illinois. Blackie out to help his pal, runt, recover some jewels, finds himself involved in the homicides, and also finds himself as the prime suspect, and now has to find the real culprit in. He was also blackies accomplice and foil when trying to get around gthe police. A close call for boston blackie 1946 directed by lew. The series evolves blackie from a thief and underworld criminal into a new character that turns out to be very interesting and entertaining. The definitive boston blackie radio log with chester morris. The taxi driver is an exconvict, who blackie once sent to jail. The only clue he has is that the the money was scorched by the bazookas blast. Stay in touch with boston blackie next episode air date and your favorite tv shows. Boston blackie is a reformed safecracker, and jewel thief, who has a strict code of honor. Boston blackie listen to free radio stations accuradio.
Actually this is season 2 episode 6 minuet for murders. Halfway through the boston blackie film franchise, nbc featured morris over radio as boston blackie during the summer of 1944. In april of 1945, boston blackie was added to the radio line up permanently and was on the air until 1950. Watch full episodes of boston blackie and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much. Bank robber barney stevens escapes from prison and immediately resumes his former profession. There was also a boston blackie radio show that aired for five years from 1944 to 1949. The old time radio show was originally a summer replacement for amos and andy in 1944. Old time radio shows download for free at zoot radio. As originally created by author jack boyle, he was a safecracker a hardened criminal who had served time in a california prison. Boston blackie, in the 11th film of the columbia series, indulges in some wittrading with a squirmy spiritualist who deals in blackmail, murder and the occult. The boston blackie franchise began with author jack boyles first story about his modern robin hoodlike character, horatio black, known to friend and foe as boston blackie. Boston blackie otr free old time radio mp3 downloads.
The videos in my playlists are uploaded by many wonderful people who take a lot of time and effort to make these videos available for us to enjoy. The boston blackie syndicated by ziv mutual thursdays 8. Boston blackie is a reformed jewel thief who is never far from trouble. Boston blackie, played by kent taylor on television, was originally the hero of more than a dozen 1940s b movies, and the lead protagonist in this memorable tv show that aired in syndication. Overview of boston blackies rendezvous, 1945, directed by arthur dreifuss, with chester morris, nina foch, steve cochran, at turner classic movies. The adventures of boston blackie 1951 30m user score. Blackie believes the taxi driver now to be an honest man and doesnt think he is mixed up in the robbery. With chester morris, rochelle hudson, richard lane, charles wagenheim.
In a 1967 episode of bewitched samanthas thanksgiving to remember, season 4, episode 12, boston blackie is mentioned in fond remembrance by aunt clara marion lorne, who confuses him as attending the first thanksgiving with famous pilgrims. Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket. Inspector farraday of the homicide squad tries to pin blackie for the crime in every episode. After a car chase the robber gets away, leaving the taxi driver with a bullet in his arm. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Thanks for participating in the 2019 season of sharing. Boston blackie goes after the murderer of a draftsman in a toy factory filling a warcontract. The adventures of boston blackie tv series 1951 the. Chester morris is boston blackie in this 1946 entry into the series. Always suspicious, farraday was constantly trying to arrest blackie for something. The character of boston blackie, legendary safecrackerturnedsleuth, first appeared in popular short stories penned by author jack boyle as early as 1914. With chester morris, harriet nelson, richard lane, george e. Blackie, a jewel thief and safecracker in boyles stories, became a detective in adaptations for films, radio and televisionan enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend.
Sound quality is very good for the age of the recordings. Your tv show guide to countdown boston blackie season 1 air dates. Boston blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. The definitive boston blackie radio log with chester. When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in new york, the trail leads to coney island and a spy ring. Boston blackie 100 mp3 downloads available the boston blackie radio series, also starring morris, began june 23, 1944, on nbc as a summer replacement for the amos n andy show. Watch boston blackie episodes online season 1 tv guide.1173 1217 583 1462 658 106 792 498 1113 692 1459 11 827 1373 1269 1487 1464 91 4 829 816 1024 931 289 337 142 450 189