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Boston Blackie is about to be married to Mary Dawson and he is determined to go straight. But he is
Studio: Metro Pictures Corp.
RATING: * * *
Bert Lytell as Boston Blackie
Based on two Short Stories: "Boston Blackie's Mary" and "Fred the Count" by Jack Boyle
The dapper jewel thief, Boston Blackie, is determined to go straight and is about to be married
to Mary Dawson. At a celebration held on the eve of his marriage to Mary, he is double-crossed
by Fred the Count when the Count plants a stolen jewel on Blackie. Blackie is arrested and
sentenced to twenty years in jail. Framed by Fred and sent to jail for a crime the Count
committed, but why? Fred the Count evidently has eyes for Mary as he tries to win Blackie's
fiancee, but the honorable Mary rejects him. Blackie has to get out of prison to prove his
innocence. Blackie figures his only hope for escape is from the prison hospital, so he manages
to get into a weakened state to get admitted. He escapes from the hospital, but is trailed by
the warden who tracks him down. Blackie refuses to shoot the defenseless man, and the warden
recognizes Blackie as an honorable person and allows him to escape. Blackie then turns the tables
on the Count by setting him up to get caught on a job. Fred the Count winds up in prison and
Blackie and Mary travel far away to Honolulu to start their lives over again.
Walk of Fame:
Bert Lytell has a star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures Category.
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