Boston Blackie's Little Pal (1918)

Drama | 26 August 1918

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HISTORY

There have been many films and a television series based on the Boston Blackie character, including Boston Blackie made by Scott Dunlap for Fox in 1923 (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0549), and Meet Boston Blackie (1941), directed by Robert Florey for Columbia which was one of thirteen Boston Blackie films made in the 1940's that starred Chester Morris. ...

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There have been many films and a television series based on the Boston Blackie character, including Boston Blackie made by Scott Dunlap for Fox in 1923 (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0549), and Meet Boston Blackie (1941), directed by Robert Florey for Columbia which was one of thirteen Boston Blackie films made in the 1940's that starred Chester Morris.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 1918
p. 1531
MPN
14 Sep 1918
p. 1751
MPW
31 Aug 1918
p. 1309
MPW
27 Apr 1918
p. 2556
NYDM
14 Sep 1918
p. 412
Variety
6 Sep 1918
p. 39
Wid's
8 Sep 1918
p. 15
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Boston Blackie's Little Pal" by Jack Boyle in The Red Book Magazine (Jun 1918).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
26 August 1918
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Copyright Number
Metro Pictures Corp.
24 August 1918
LP12779
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,157
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Boston Blackie, a gentleman crook, and his accomplice, Mary, plan to rob the Wilmerding mansion while Mr. Wilmerding is out of town. Mary is hired as a nurse to Martin Wilmerding, Jr., and after Mrs. Wilmerding has gone to a ball, she admits Blackie, who starts to open the safe. Just then little Martin enters, and he and Blackie play and become fast friends. Mrs. Wilmerding returns with her lover, Donald Lavalle, and when Blackie overhears their plans to elope together with her jewels, he tricks Donald into giving him the jewels by posing as the jealous husband. Through several telegrams, he effects the reconciliation of his little pal's parents but cannot decide whether or not to return the ...

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Boston Blackie, a gentleman crook, and his accomplice, Mary, plan to rob the Wilmerding mansion while Mr. Wilmerding is out of town. Mary is hired as a nurse to Martin Wilmerding, Jr., and after Mrs. Wilmerding has gone to a ball, she admits Blackie, who starts to open the safe. Just then little Martin enters, and he and Blackie play and become fast friends. Mrs. Wilmerding returns with her lover, Donald Lavalle, and when Blackie overhears their plans to elope together with her jewels, he tricks Donald into giving him the jewels by posing as the jealous husband. Through several telegrams, he effects the reconciliation of his little pal's parents but cannot decide whether or not to return the jewels.

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