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Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writers:

Edward Dein (screenplay), Fred Schiller (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Boston Blackie
Nina Foch ... Sally Brown
Steve Cochran ... Jimmy Cook
Richard Lane ... Inspector John Farraday
George E. Stone ... The Runt
Frank Sully ... Detective Sgt. Matthews
Iris Adrian ... Martha
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Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

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Taglines:

Strangler on the Loose! Copper on the Trail! SHOCKER on the Screen!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackie's Rendezvous See more »

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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

The eleventh of 14 "Boston Blackie" films starring Chester Morris released by Columbia Pictures from 1941 to 1949. See more »

Goofs

At one point, excited Inspector Farraday calls headquarters holding the telephone up side down. The cord is visibly seen above his ear. See more »

Quotes

Boston Blackie: What time did they leave?
Martha: What do I look like, a sundial?
Boston Blackie: Not in this light.
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Connections

Follows The Silk-Lined Burglar (1919) See more »

Soundtracks

Prize Song
(uncredited)
from "Die Meistersinger"
Written by Richard Wagner
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Farraday's Obsession
1 June 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The one constant thread in the Boston Blackie series is Richard Lane's obsession with nailing Chester Morris for some big crime. And of course Morris has to go to work to nail the real crooks to prove his innocence.

But Inspector Farraday's obsession with Boston Blackie is a bit much in Boston Blackie's Rendezvous. Whatever else he is society crook Blackie is no homicidal maniac and Farraday should know that. Still the writers here think he's a strangler.

This all begins when Blackie's playboy friend Arthur Manleder calls late at night on Blackie and the Runt to find his nephew Jimmy Cook who has escaped from an asylum for the hopelessly insane. Cook is played with sardonic brilliance by Steve Cochran in one of his early films. Cook breaks in on Blackie after Manleder leaves and nearly kills him, but does rob him of one of his suits for a disguise.

Then he goes after an obsession of his, taxi dancer Nina Foch. Quite frankly if Farraday wasn't so obsessed with Blackie the film might have been over in 15 minutes.

Arthur Manleder is played in this film by Harry Hayden taking over from Lloyd Corrigan. The Manleder character was dropped from future Boston Blackie films. And Iris Adrian is at her brassy best as Foch's roommate and general protector.

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous is good for the presence of Steve Cochran and Nina Foch and bad for Richard Lane's obsession taken to truly silly lengths.


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