"Enemy to those who make him an enemy. Friend to those who have no friend."
Boston Blackie Silent Movies
The Return of Boston Blackie
This is the last of the Boston Blackie silent movies. Blackie is suspected of having stolen a valuable necklace. Blackie must somehow return the necklace without gettting caught.
Studio: Chadwick Pictures Corporation
RATING: * * *
Raymond Glenn* as Boston Blackie
* Later in 1927 Raymond Glenn changed his name to
Based on the Short Story: "From an unnamed story in Cosmopolitan" by Jack Boyle
When Boston Blackie was released from prison he vowed to go on the straight and narrow path of
virtue. He is met a the prison gate by an old friend and Strongheart the dog, the real star of
the movie. Meanwhile, Blackie gets involved with pretty blond Sylvia Markham who is suspected of
stealing the "the Markham Necklace." Blackie knows she is innocent and instantly tries to help
her by taking responsibility for it. He can't believe she's guilty because she has clear eyes;
later general doubts about Blackie's honesty are refuted by her because he had clear eyes too.
As it turns out one of the family secrets is that Sylvia's errant father, John, had given the
necklace to dancer Necklace Nellie. Now Boston Blackie has to save the day by performing one
final heist: Take the necklace from Necklace Nellie and return the necklace to its owner's safe
without getting caught before Denver Dan can steal the necklace from Necklace Nellie.
This movie was 77 minutes long but after its primer it was re-cut and only shown once at 70 minutes. In later years it was re-cut to as little as 57 minutes. So if you are lucky enough to view a copy of this movie, if it is less than 77 minutes it is a re-cut version.
Walk of Fame:
Strongheart the Dog has a star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures Category, Star Rank 1988.
Silent Movie Home
| Boston Blackie's Little Pal
| The Poppy Girl's Husband
| Blackie's Redemption
| The Silk-Lined Burglar
| Boomerang Bill
Missing Millions | The Face in the Fog | Boston Blackie | Crooked Alley | Through the Dark | The Return of Boston Blackie
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