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Boston Blackie - Single Episodes

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BOSTON BLACKIE

Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle, he was a safecracker -- a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison. Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films, radio, and television, the detective Boston Blackie was "an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend". The Boston Blackie radio series, starring Chester Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Unlike the concurrent films, Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show -- Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley. Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer. On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer, and R&H beer. While investigating mysteries, Blackie invaribly encountered harebrained Police Inspector Farraday (Maurice Tarplin) and always solved the mystery to Farraday's amazement. Initially, friction surfaced in the relationship between Blackie and Farraday, but as the series continued, Farraday recognized Blackie's talents and requested assistance. Blackie dated Mary Wesley (Jan Miner), and for the first half of the series, his best pal Shorty was always on hand. The humorless Farraday was on the receiving end of Blackie's bad puns and word play.

NOTE: Updated with Version 3.2 Files on 26-May-2012. NOTE: Updated with Version 3 Files on 18-Nov-2009.

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Boston Blackie 44-06-23 (001) The Jonathan Diamond (aka-The Rockwell Diamond)

29:45

Boston Blackie 44-06-30 (002) The Manletter Bank Case (aka-Fifty Hunter Street)

29:29

Boston Blackie 44-07-14 (004) Star of the Nile

28:23

Boston Blackie 44-07-21 (005) Black Market Blackie (aka-Black Market Meat Ring)

28:34

Boston Blackie 44-07-28 (006) The Devon Caretaker Murder (aka-The Caretaker Of Devon Estate)

29:31

Boston Blackie 44-08-04 (007) Spy Ring (aka-Alice Manleder, Dead or Alive)

29:46

Boston Blackie 44-08-11 (008) The Missing String of Pearls (aka-Old Lady Forced To Steal)

28:37

Boston Blackie 45-04-25 (016) The Wentworth Diamonds

27:03

Boston Blackie 45-05-02 (017) Murder Of John Walters

24:21

Boston Blackie 45-05-09 (018) Cover up for Mary

26:51

Boston Blackie 45-05-16 (019) Uncle Bill Blaine's Legacy

26:35

Boston Blackie 45-06-06 (022) Mrs Boston Blackie

27:07

Boston Blackie 45-06-11 (023) Oscar Wolfe, Troublemaker

25:53

Boston Blackie 45-06-18 (024) Sam Bellows Is Dead

26:45

Boston Blackie 45-06-25 (025) The Larry Brown Case

25:27

Boston Blackie 45-07-02 (026) Blackie Jilts Mary

26:43

Boston Blackie 45-07-09 (027) The Worthington Pearls

26:51

Boston Blackie 45-07-16 (028) Blackie's Car Kills a Woman

26:27

Boston Blackie 45-07-23 (029) The Case of the Three-Way Split

25:48

Boston Blackie 45-07-30 (030) Mary at Sea

25:38

Boston Blackie 45-08-06 (031) Hypnotic Murder

26:51

Boston Blackie 45-08-13 (032) Evelyn Jones Murder

26:25

Boston Blackie 45-08-20 (033) Blackie Steals Necklace for Charity

27:22

Boston Blackie 45-09-13 (036) Bill Crane, Attorney

26:19

Boston Blackie 45-09-20 (037) Blood on Blackie's Sleeve

27:23

Boston Blackie 45-10-04 (038) Kingston Unlucky At Cards

26:26

Boston Blackie 45-10-11 (039) Copy of The Diamond Bracelet

25:36

Boston Blackie 45-10-18 (040) Boxer's Murder Case

26:48

Boston Blackie 45-10-25 (041) Richard's Diamond Case

25:31

Boston Blackie 45-11-01 (042) Mary Disappears

27:56

Boston Blackie 45-11-08 (043) Amnesia Victim

26:40

Boston Blackie 45-11-15 (044) Murder in the Music Room

25:47

Boston Blackie 45-11-22 (045) Blackie Kidnapped

26:27

Boston Blackie 45-11-29 (046) Simmons Construction Murder

28:43

Boston Blackie 45-12-06 (047) Atkins, Jewel Thief

27:56

Boston Blackie 45-12-13 (048) Murder at the Movies

26:48

Boston Blackie 45-12-20 (049) TV Poisoning

26:17

Boston Blackie 45-12-27 (050) The Masters Diamond

24:05

Boston Blackie 46-01-03 (051) The Murdered Sword Swallower

23:11

Boston Blackie 46-01-22 (054) The Disappearing Body

23:55

Boston Blackie 46-01-29 (055) The Jim Williams Inheritance Case

24:21

Boston Blackie 46-02-05 (056) The Brandon Jewel Robbery

27:07

Boston Blackie 46-02-12 (057) The Condon Ransom

27:01

Boston Blackie 46-02-19 (058) Harry Benson Murders His Wife

27:07

Boston Blackie 46-02-26 (059) A Vase Leads to Murder

26:51

Boston Blackie 46-03-05 (060) Tom Evers Murder with an Alibi

27:00

Boston Blackie 46-03-12 (061) Lee Chow Murdered

26:41

Boston Blackie 46-03-19 (062) The Worthington Ghost

26:28

Boston Blackie 46-03-26 (063) Pierre, the Designer

25:45

Boston Blackie 46-04-02 (064) Murder on the Trapeze

27:27

Boston Blackie 46-04-09 (065) Murder on Cedar Street

26:08

Boston Blackie 46-04-16 (066) The Baseball Player Murder

28:29

Boston Blackie 46-04-23 (067) The Stolen Car Ring

27:23

Boston Blackie 46-04-30 (068) The Frances Fielding Murder

27:24

Boston Blackie 46-05-07 (069) The Winthrop Jewel Robberies

27:15

Boston Blackie 46-05-14 (070) The Merry-Go-Round Murder

26:24

Boston Blackie 46-05-21 (071) The Blaine Brothers Pawn Shop Murder

28:26

Boston Blackie 46-05-28 (072) The Escaped Prisoner

28:32

Boston Blackie 46-06-04 (073) Old Man Graham's Wife

27:24

Boston Blackie 46-06-11 (074) The Disappearing Plane

25:52

Boston Blackie 46-06-18 (075) The Hooded Gang Protection Racket

28:18

Boston Blackie 46-06-25 (076) Gambler Joe Garland Killed

26:17

Boston Blackie 46-07-02 (077) Uncle Frank Murdered by Joe Parker

26:44

Boston Blackie 46-07-09 (078) The Skating Rink Murders

29:46

Boston Blackie 46-07-16 (079) The Murdered Truck Driver

30:00

Boston Blackie 46-07-23 (080) The Murdering Cuckoo Clock

26:17

Boston Blackie 46-07-30 (081) Murder Aboard Ship

24:37

Boston Blackie 46-08-06 (082) Jerry Williams Fixed Court Case

28:36

Boston Blackie 46-08-13 (083) The Diamond Smugglers

29:16

Boston Blackie 46-08-20 (084) Jealous Partners and Arson

27:55

Boston Blackie 46-08-27 (085) The Rockwell Diamond

26:20

Boston Blackie 46-09-03 (086) The Stolen Rare Book

26:49

Boston Blackie 46-09-10 (087) The Backstage Murder

27:47

Boston Blackie 46-09-17 (088) The Apartment Swindler

27:52

Boston Blackie 46-09-24 (089) The Abbott Painting

27:07

Boston Blackie 46-10-01 (090) The Undersea Murder

27:38

Boston Blackie 46-10-08 (091) Murdered Show Dog Owner

27:26

Boston Blackie 46-10-15 (092) Murder at the Rodeo

27:43

Boston Blackie 46-10-22 (093) Farady Shot

26:49

Boston Blackie 46-10-29 (094) Granny's Witchcraft

26:03

Boston Blackie 46-11-05 (095) A New Face for Joe Harvey

25:15

Boston Blackie 46-11-12 (096) Only One Way out for Me

27:55

Boston Blackie 46-11-19 (097) 50,000 Dollar Necklace

27:26

Boston Blackie 46-11-26 (098) The Lenny Powell Murder

27:31

Boston Blackie 46-12-03 (099) Blackie Goes to Jail for Diamond Theft

27:17

Boston Blackie 46-12-10 (100) Mary, Registered Nurse

27:31

Boston Blackie 46-12-17 (101) Voice Impersonator

27:49

Boston Blackie 46-12-24 (102) The Derailed Gold Train

28:06

Boston Blackie 46-12-31 (103) Carl Browning Cleaning Shop

27:52

Boston Blackie 47-01-07 (104) Jack Small Alias Bill Bigelow

26:33

Boston Blackie 47-01-14 (105) Blackie and the Fur Thefts

26:45

Boston Blackie 47-01-21 (106) The Search for Jim Gary

26:14

Boston Blackie 47-01-28 (107) Jacques Pierre and the Diamonds

27:42

Boston Blackie 47-02-04 (108) The Peters Mix-Up

27:12

Boston Blackie 47-02-11 (109) Jailbirds Murdoch and Dawson

27:39

Boston Blackie 47-02-18 (110) 7 Years Bad Luck for Florence Wells

26:56

Boston Blackie 47-02-25 (111) Joe Delivers the Goods

27:27

Boston Blackie 47-03-04 (112) Larry the Kid vs Savinni

27:09

Boston Blackie 47-03-11 (113) 10th Street Gym and Stolen Car Ring

27:19

Boston Blackie 47-03-18 (114) Sam Fisher's Past

27:11

Boston Blackie 47-03-25 (115) Horseroom Thefts

27:50

Boston Blackie 47-04-01 (116) The Bus to Valley Junction

27:55

Boston Blackie 47-04-08 (117) Aggie Rogers Murder

27:58

Boston Blackie 47-04-15 (118) Phonograph Murder

27:39

Boston Blackie 47-04-22 (119) Millicent Bromley Kidnapped

27:37

Boston Blackie 47-04-29 (120) Baseball and Gambling

27:44

Boston Blackie 47-05-07 (121) Mrs Peterson's Insurance Policy

26:30

Boston Blackie 47-05-14 (122) Joe Adams Drowned

26:57

Boston Blackie 47-05-21 (123) Blackie Breaks into Prison

26:42

Boston Blackie 47-05-28 (124) The Ghost of Florence Newton

28:09

Boston Blackie 47-06-04 (125) Eva Cronin Is Stalked

26:17

Boston Blackie 47-06-11 (126) Blackie Shoots a Watchman

27:39

Boston Blackie 47-06-18 (127) Crooked Carver Brother

27:43

Boston Blackie 47-06-25 (128) Joe Nelson's Pet Shop Gambling Scheme

27:06

Boston Blackie 47-07-02 (129) Johnny Burns' Imported Wool

26:23

Boston Blackie 47-07-09 (130) Death Comes to the Harmonica Man

27:48

Boston Blackie 47-07-16 (131) The Randolph Construction Gang Bank Robbery

27:23

Boston Blackie 47-07-23 (132) Blackie's Body in Wax

26:44

Boston Blackie 47-07-30 (133) Poetry in My Soul

27:44

Boston Blackie 47-08-06 (134) The Butcher Boy Gang

27:14

Boston Blackie 47-08-13 (135) Burning His House Behind Him

27:25

Boston Blackie 47-08-20 (136) Murder of John Austin

27:21

Boston Blackie 47-08-27 (137) Buckley Protection Agency

28:03

Boston Blackie 47-09-03 (138) Fifty Dollar Shoeshine

26:11

Boston Blackie 47-09-10 (139) Lighthouse Ghost

27:26

Boston Blackie 47-09-17 (140) Case of the Exploding Car

25:47

Boston Blackie 47-09-24 (141) Old 86 Is Missing

25:47

Boston Blackie 47-10-01 (142) Death Wish

26:26

Boston Blackie 47-10-08 (143) Dead Aunt Sarah

24:11

Boston Blackie 47-10-15 (144) Joe Crain, Hired Killer

26:10

Boston Blackie 47-10-22 (145) Mid-Air Diamond Theft

25:33

Boston Blackie 47-10-29 (146) Framed By A Film

26:12

Boston Blackie 47-11-05 (147) The Old Shoe Clue

26:35

Boston Blackie 47-11-12 (148) Murder Incorporated

25:59

Boston Blackie 47-11-19 (149) The Armored Car Murder Case

26:24

Boston Blackie 47-11-26 (150) The Murdock Gang Strikes

23:18

Boston Blackie 47-12-03 (151) Open Season on Henry Williams

23:28

Boston Blackie 47-12-17 (153) Steal or Be Killed

25:43

Boston Blackie 47-12-24 (154) Where Oh Where Has My Mary Gone

26:04

Boston Blackie 47-12-31 (155) The Valuable Door Buzzer

25:29

Boston Blackie 48-01-07 (156) Riding Stable

26:31

Boston Blackie 48-01-14 (157) Invention Worth Killing For

22:07

Boston Blackie 48-01-21 (158) Kid's Killing

24:14

Boston Blackie 48-01-28 (159) The Record Collector

25:31

Boston Blackie 48-02-04 (160) Blackie Loves Helen

25:31

Boston Blackie 48-02-11 (161) Wind Blows West

25:47

Boston Blackie 48-02-18 (162) Five Bullets in Don Anderson

25:31

Boston Blackie 48-02-25 (163) The Twin Murders

23:40

Boston Blackie 48-03-03 (164) Cobb's Trucking Company

22:36

Boston Blackie 48-03-10 (165) 50,000 Dollars for Blackie

26:47

Boston Blackie 48-03-17 (166) The William Larson Extortion Murder Case

25:16

Boston Blackie 48-03-24 (167) Wrestling Ring Murder

24:49

Boston Blackie 48-03-31 (168) Tom Walton Escapes

26:20

Boston Blackie 48-04-07 (169) Clyde Winston, Photographer

26:38

Boston Blackie 48-04-14 (170) Murder at the Circus

26:57

Boston Blackie 48-04-21 (171) Insurance and Wrecked Cars

26:34

Boston Blackie 48-04-28 (172) The Bombing of Joe Ingalls

26:35

Boston Blackie 48-05-05 (173) Jackie Meer's Prison Break

26:26

Boston Blackie 48-06-23 (180) Harry Walker Murdered

28:48

Boston Blackie 48-06-30 (181) Professor Beasley Is Murdered

29:01

Boston Blackie 48-07-07 (182) Diamonds Stolen from Kingston

27:19

Boston Blackie 48-07-14 (183) Blackie Framed for Killing John Cummings

27:47

Boston Blackie 48-07-21 (184) Counterfeit Sweepstakes Racket

26:35

Boston Blackie 48-07-28 (185) Richard Allistar Disappears in Vacant Lot

56:41

Boston Blackie 48-08-04 (186) Alibi Time

26:21

Boston Blackie 48-08-11 (187) Bobby Rogers to Be Executed

28:57

Boston Blackie 48-08-18 (188) Mrs George Trilling's Maid Is Murdered

29:46

Boston Blackie 48-08-25 (189) Robertson Poisons Wife Beverly over the Telephone

29:46

Boston Blackie 48-09-01 (190) Reynolds and the Stolen Goods

22:52

Boston Blackie 48-09-08 (191) Kingston and the 15-Story Disappearing Office Building

24:27

Boston Blackie 48-09-29 (194) Carl Grady, Golf Instructor

27:10

Boston Blackie 48-10-06 (195) Marked Money

26:44

Boston Blackie 48-12-08 (204) Killer Lightning

24:48

Boston Blackie 48-12-22 (206) Stolen Rings At Christmas

27:52

Boston Blackie 49-01-05 (208) Disappearing Fourth Floor

24:43

Boston Blackie 49-01-12 (209) Broken Clock Murder

24:44

Boston Blackie 49-01-19 (210) A Boat In The Street

25:31

Boston Blackie 49-01-26 (211) John Frawley Reads That He Is Dead

25:52

Boston Blackie 49-02-02 (212) Murder in the Piano Room

29:19

Boston Blackie 49-02-09 (213) 50,000 Dollars in Bonds to Be Divided

1:00:18

Boston Blackie 49-02-16 (214) Fred Palmer's Dock Racket

29:02

Boston Blackie 49-02-23 (215) Archie Grant's Club 77

30:08

Boston Blackie 49-03-02 (216) Fake Accident Racket

30:38

Boston Blackie 49-03-09 (217) Dolly Preston Calls for Help

25:52

Boston Blackie 49-03-16 (218) Kidnapped Murderer

29:30

Boston Blackie 49-03-23 (219) Charity Gambling Ring

25:56

Boston Blackie 49-03-30 (220) Amadon Pearls

29:46

Boston Blackie 49-04-06 (221) Duke Murders Jo Jo

28:30

Boston Blackie 49-04-13 (222) Jewelry Store Owner Is Killed for a Watch

25:07

Boston Blackie 49-04-20 (223) Madame Zina, Fortune Teller

30:02

Boston Blackie 49-04-27 (224) Dynamite Thompson and Jack Morgan, Contractors

27:24

Boston Blackie 49-05-04 (225) Joe Gates Murdered on Sightseeing Tour

28:17

Boston Blackie 49-05-11 (226) Nobody At The Door

29:26

Boston Blackie 49-05-18 (227) Imperial Oil Company Racket

29:46

Boston Blackie 49-05-25 (228) Blackie and Mary Go to Canyon Dude Ranch

59:43

Boston Blackie 49-06-01 (229) Pudgy and the Stolen Tire Racket

28:58

Boston Blackie 49-06-08 (230) Ma Vie Perfume

29:19

Boston Blackie 49-06-15 (231) The Professor and Rufus Rob the Bank Safe

26:06

Boston Blackie xx-xx-xx (xxx) Who Killed John Davis

27:24

Bewertungen

One of the more entertaining detective series

(5 Sterne)

The well-written back-and-forth bickering between Blackie and Inspector Farriday helps propel this series beyond more mundane "solve the crime" shows. Blackie also has to solve his cases without the help (and often with direct opposition) from the police, which adds a nice twist. And rather than Mary just being a female friend, she's really Blackie's girl, which makes things just a tad more believable. It's a very listenable show, even after repeated listenings.

A MUST HEAR

(5 Sterne)

Give Boston Black a hear. I beleave this show should be in the top ten on the old time radio list. Its fresh, the acting is great, and the sound is clear. An if you like this type of show you will love it.

Great fun

(5 Sterne)

Boston's lock-picking and his nice gangster-catching ideas and attitudes together with everything else like his getting away from the police always and the endless arguments with Faraday make some of the greatest OTRR fun! Thanks!

Pun Listening

(3,5 Sterne)

Corny puns abound in these who done its. The organ music was a little much. overall, it made my drives home from work bearable.

Some of Boston Blackie Radio Show Voice Actors

(5 Sterne)

Whew enough for now. Anyone else for voice actor trivia? :) One of my favorite hobbies.

Updated Files

(5 Sterne)

18-Nov-2009: Corrected the Larry the Kid vs Savinni episode, plus some minor corrections on about a dozen other episodes.

great show!

(5 Sterne)

rich detail, fast paced. great for passive listening (while sleeping)

Extraordinarily entertaining!

(5 Sterne)

So impressed top to bottom: writing, sound effects, actors, tempo.