Sunday, November 25, 2018

Boston Blackie Detective

BOSTON BLACKIE, detective drama. BROADCAST HISTORY: June 23–Sept. 15, 1944, NBC. 30m, Fridays at 10. Summer replacement for The Amos ’n’ Andy Show. Rinso. CAST: Chester Morris as Boston Blackie, a private detective described as “a modern Robin Hood, a little on the gangster side, wise to all the tricks but always reversing to do a lot of good.” Richard Lane as Blackie’s would-be nemesis, Inspector Faraday of the police. Lesley Woods as Blackie’s girlfriend Mary Wesley. ANNOUNCER: Harlow Wilcox. April 11, 1945–Oct. 25, 1950, transcribed syndication by Frederic W. Ziv (dates are New York); various network outlets, mostly Mutual. Many 30m timeslots. CAST: Richard Kollmar as Boston Blackie. Maurice Tarplin as Inspector Faraday. Jan Miner as Mary. More than 200 episodes produced. Boston Blackie was billed as “enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend.” His specialty was making fools of the police, a simple task with Inspector Faraday heading the official investigations. Chester Morris initiated the role on the screen and played in 14 Blackie films.

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Dunning, John. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p. 110). Oxford University Press. 

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