Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
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Directed by Seymour Friedman
Written byMaurice Tombragel
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Starring Chester Morris
Maylia Fong
Richard Lane
CinematographyVincent J. Farrar
Edited by Richard Fantl
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • March 2, 1949 (1949-03-02)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture is a 1949 mystery film directed by Seymour Friedman, starring Chester Morris. This was the last of Columbia's 14 Boston Blackie pictures (1941–49). Richard Lane, as long-suffering Inspector Farraday, was the only other character who appeared in all of the Boston Blackie films. George E. Stone, playing Blackie's sidekick The Runt, missed the first and the last films in the series due to illness. In Chinese Venture Stone was replaced by Sid Tomack as "Shorty."

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Plot summary

Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) and his sidekick Shorty (Sid Tomack) are seen exiting a Chinese laundry where the proprietor is soon found murdered. The suspects include a bored tour guide, a B-girl in a tavern, the inhabitants of an old Chinatown tenement, and Blackie and Shorty themselves. Investigating the murder one jump ahead of the police, Blackie and Shorty uncover an illegal gambling ring.

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