Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown. Read More »
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A murder is committed during the auction of a valuable statue. Read More »
Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. Read More »
When Boston Blackie’s private detective friend Joe Kenyon is killed in an auto crash under suspicious circumstances Read More »
Boston Blackie, in the 11th film of the Columbia series, indulges in some wit-trading with a squirmy spiritualist who deals in blackmail, murder and the occult. Read More »
College football player is expelled for ticket scalping, and teams up with reporter to expose his school’s hypocrisy. Read More »
The Return of the Whistler (1948) D. Ross Lederman, Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane, Film-Noir, Mystery
On the eve of his marriage, a young man’s fiance disappears. He hires a private detective to help him track her down, but soon finds himself entangled in a web of lies, intrigue and murder revolving around his fiance’s dead ex-husband and his wealthy, corrupt family.
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After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. Read More »
The taxi drivers of the Colonel Cab Company are tired of losing money at the racetrack. When Ramsey Firpo sees the winnings taken home by one of the horse owners, he convinces the other drivers to chip in some money to buy a horse of their own. Firpo taps fellow driver Ernest Ambrose, his sister Ina’s goofy boyfriend, to go to Kentucky to buy the horse and, based on Ambrose’s success with pigeons, to become the horse’s trainer. Despite Ina’s warnings to stay away from horse racing, Ambrose goes to Kentucky and meets Colonel March (a con man) and Patsy (his accomplice, posing as his daughter “Gwendolyn”). Colonel March buys Hiccup, a broken-down nag with an alcohol problem, for twenty bucks and makes sure Ambrose pays five hundred dollars for him the next day at the auction. Firpo and the cab drivers are excited to see Hiccup in action (chasing a beer truck down the streets of New York), but Hiccup’s performance on the racetrack is disappointing.
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