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Crooked Alley

Boston Blackie takes revenge on a judge who refused to arrange a pardon for a dying friend.

Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: November 7, 1923
Running Time: 64 minutes   B/W
Director: Robert F. Hill
Producer: Carl Laemmle
Cinematography: Harry Fowler
Screeplay: Adriam Johnson
Adaptation: Robert F. Hill
Working title: The Daughter of Crooked Alley
Production Dates: Not Available

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Thomas Carrigan as Boston Blackie
Laura La Plante as Norine Tyrell/Olive Sloan
Tom Guise as Judge Milnar
Owen Gorine as Rudy Milnar
Al Hart as Kaintuck


Based on the Short Story: "The Daughter of Crooked Alley" by Jack Boyle


Boston Blackie is not a completely reformed crook who tries to hide his criminal tendencies and devotes his life to righting wrongs. In this case, Blackie wants to wreak vengeance upon the cruel and merciless Judge Milner who was partially responsible for the death of a kindly old convict by refusing to arrange a pardon for the man. To expedite this, Blackie hires Norine, the dying man's daughter, to help "get" the judge through his son Rudy Milnar. Blackie takes the judge's son, Rudy, under his wing and attempts to steer the lad into a criminal career. Blackie is reformed by sweet Norine, daughter of the deceased convict. A romance between the two prevents the plan from succeeding.

Laura La Plante WOF

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Laura LaPlante has a star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures Category, Star Rank 1818. The address is 6396 Hollywood Blvd, between Cahuenga and Cosmo, south side, GPS 34.101489,-118.329188.

Laura La Plante

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