Boston Blackie

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(ended 1953)

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  • Season 2
    • Big Tom's Clambake
      Big Tom's Clambake
      Episode 32
      10/13/52
      6.0
      Private Investigator Horatio Black, aka "Boston Blackie", finds himself caught in the middle of a feud between rival groups of truckers.
    • Narcotics Ring
      Narcotics Ring
      Episode 31
      10/6/52
      6.0
      Blackie finds himself involved in a scheme concerning stolen drugs and a phony automobile accident.
    • Grab Bag aka Railroaded
      9/29/52
      6.3
      Blackie begins a comprehensive search of the Union Pacific railroad yards in order to locate a missing heir believed to be there.
    • Pursuit
      Pursuit
      Episode 29
      9/22/52
      8.4
      A down and out oil man asks for Blackie's help in order to recover the proceeds of a ten year old robbery.
    • Crown Jewels
      Crown Jewels
      Episode 28
      9/15/52
      6.8
      Valuable jewels belonging to a foreign nation are stolen from a guarded safe. The police can't crack the case so they bring in Blackie on the investigation.
    • False Face
      False Face
      Episode 27
      9/8/52
      6.5
      A bank president apparently walks out of his bank with a satchel full of money from the institution right in Blackie's presence.
    • A Date With Romero
      A Date With Romero
      Episode 26
      9/1/52
      6.0
      Blackie is called in to investigate the murder of a popular television star after they are killed while on camera.
    • The Motorcycle Kids aka Motorcycle Bandit
      Blackie investigates a series of robberies apparently committed by a young couple who use a motorcycle as their getaway vehicle.
    • Shoot The Works
      Shoot The Works
      Episode 24
      8/18/52
      7.0
      A gambler on a hot streak is killed at a Las Vegas gaming table. Blackie finds himself as a material witness simply because he was the last person to speak to the man while he was alive.
    • Hired Hand
      Hired Hand
      Episode 23
      8/11/52
      7.3
      When a farmhand who was recently released from a mental institution is suspected of trying to murder a farm couple, Blackie goes to work and thinks otherwise.
    • Studio Murder aka Trouble On The Set
      Blackie is hired to find out who's been causing a series of so-called "accidents" on a movie set that, this last time, nearly caused the death of an actress.
    • Keys To The Killer
      Keys To The Killer
      Episode 21
      7/28/52
      6.6
      An argument becomes deadly as Blackie steps into a quarrel between two feuding brothers.
    • The Alibi
      The Alibi
      Episode 20
      7/21/52
      6.0
      A man whose secretary has been mysteriously murdered attempts to get Blackie to provide him with an alibi.
    • The Hot Gimmick aka Bombs Away
      7/14/52
      6.0
      Time is running out as Blackie goes after a thief who unknowingly stole a bomb with a timer along with a horde of jewels.
    • Deadly Payoff
      Deadly Payoff
      Episode 18
      7/7/52
      6.5
      When an importer's wife is kidnapped, the business man decides give in and to meet the demands of the kidnappers, hiring Blackie to accompany him with the ransom.
    • The Heist Job
      The Heist Job
      Episode 17
      6/30/52
      8.3
      In an odd turn of events, an ex-con turned cabbie, whom Blackie was responsible for helping send to jail, is now suspect of robbery and asks Blackie to vindicate him.
    • The Friendly Gesture
      6/23/52
      7.5
      Bank robber Barney Stevens escapes from prison and immediately resumes his former profession. He's identified by a teller and later captured by the police. But then the teller is shot and killed by an accomplice. Blackie then tries to protect the teller's wife.
    • Revenge
      Revenge
      Episode 15
      6/16/52
      6.8
      When Blackie becomes the target of an unbalanced sniper seeking revenge, Inspector Faraday has him thrown in jail for his own protection.
    • Jack In The Box
      Jack In The Box
      Episode 14
      6/9/52
      6.0
      Blackie tries to convince a friend on the run to give himself up to the law.
    • The Gunman aka Back From The Dead
      The ex-husband of Mary's beautician has been harassing her. Blackie tells the man to lay off but he's later found dead after being hit by a car. Blackie now has another mystery on his hands.
    • Death Does A Rhumba aka Expensive Maracas
      Blackie does battle with a diamond smuggling ring that ingeniously sneaks the precious gems into the country inside maracas.
    • So Was Goliath
      So Was Goliath
      Episode 11
      5/19/52
      7.7
      Blackie befriends a college student and boxer who's torn between an academic career and winning fame and fortune in the squared circle.
    • Inside Crime
      Inside Crime
      Episode 10
      5/12/52
      7.2
      A security guard, who is a friend of Blackie's, suddenly finds himself accused of being the inside man in a million dollar hold-up.
    • 101 Blonde
      101 Blonde
      Episode 9
      5/5/52
      6.0
      Blackie's efforts to clear a client of a hit-and-run charge unexpectedly lead to a complicated case of murder on a motion picture set.
    • Queen Of Thieves
      Queen Of Thieves
      Episode 8
      4/28/52
      6.3
      A small time crook decides to confess all of his recent crimes to Blackie. Only before he can spill the beans, the hood is nailed by a shot in the dark. Blackie goes after the shooter.
    • Timely Hour
      Timely Hour
      Episode 7
      4/21/52
      6.0
      Blackie finds his vacation plans soon get interrupted when an actor friend is falsely accused of making an attempt on a director's life.
    • Minuet For Murder aka Phantom Burglar
      A young woman who's being blackmailed hires Blackie to recover a package containing indiscreet letters about herself. Blackie's investigation leads to a mute burglar, a bus terminal, and a disbarred lawyer.
    • Deep Six
      Deep Six
      Episode 5
      4/7/52
      6.5
      Blackie and his girl-friday, Mary, attend the engagement party of a merchant seaman and a singer, and wind up having to solve the murder of the prospective groom.
    • 13th Dummy aka Silver Sequins
      3/31/52
      6.0
      The life of a famous dress designer is threatened when her estranged husband decides to make a hostile takeover of her business.
    • Death Trap
      Death Trap
      Episode 3
      3/24/52
      7.0
      A murderer is systematically killing off everyone who could convict him and Blackie soon discovers that his name is next on the list.
    • Fall Guy
      Fall Guy
      Episode 2
      3/17/52
      7.8
      Blackie's housekeeper approaches him for help in clearing her brother, who's been accused of committing assault.
    • Black Widow
      Black Widow
      Episode 1
      3/10/52
      6.0
      Blackie takes on the scheming and sinister wife of a corporate executive who has plotted to have her husband murdered and then frame the man, with whom she's having an affair, for the crime.
  • Season 1