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Boston Blackie and the Law Details

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This twelfth entry in Columbia's "Boston Blackie" series is essentially a remake of 1942's [[Feature~V83388~Alias Boston Blackie~aliasbostonblackie]]. In the original, a falsely accused convict ([[Performer~P55166~Larry Parks~larryparks]]) escapes while Blackie ([[Performer~P50759~Chester Morris~chestermorris]]) 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 ([[Performer~P19951~Constance Dowling~constancedowling]]) 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, [[Performer~P50759~Chester Morris~chestermorris]] is given ample opportunity to show off his considerable skills as a magician. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Chester Morris
as Boston Blackie
Trudy Marshall
as Irene
Richard Lane
as Inspector Farrady
George E. Stone
as The Runt
Frank Sully
as Sgt. Matthews
Warren Ashe
as Lampau Jani
Selmar Jackson
as Warden Lund
Frank O'Connor
as Cab Driver
Eddie Dunn
as Peterson
Ted Hecht
as Harry Burton
Eddie Fetherstone
as Reporter

Crew

David Ross Lederman
Director
Ted Richmond
Producer
Harry J. Essex
Screenwriter
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
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