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Boston Blackie TV Series

TV Blackie In 1951, the syndicated television series Boston Blackie premiered, starring Kent Taylor. It ran until 1953. By this point, Blackie's long, twisted journey and transformation from east coast con to southern California private eye was complete, with him tooling around Los Angeles in a snazzy convertible with his best gal, Mary, and his faithful canine companion, Whitey, by his side. The adventures for this ex-crook with a heart of gold were just beginning; Helping people in trouble, cracking cases, always keeping one step ahead of Inspector Farraday.

First-Run Syndication Executive Producer Frederick W. Ziv. Produced by M. Unger. 58 30 minute episodes, 26 black and white and 32 in color. Starring Kent Taylor as Boston Blackie. Supporting cast: Lois Collier as Mary Wesley, Blackie's secretary, Frank Orth as Inspector Faraday and Whitey the dog.

One of the differences between the TV Blackie and the Movie Blackie is the moustache. The 50's TV Blackie has a moustache, a pencil thin moustache. Jimmmy Buffett's song "Pencil Thin Moustache" mentions Boston Blackie, as does The Coasters' song "Searchin'" and some versions of "The Wabash Cannonball."

Kent Taylor
Kent Taylor
Lois Collier
Lois Collier
Frank Orth
Frank Orth
Cast
Boston Blackie Cast



Season 1 1951 - 26 Episodes

For episode descriptions click the listing title.

Train Murder - Season 1 Episode 1 - 09/08/51
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Train Murder

Season 1 Episode 1 - 09/08/51

It's a warm summer's eve on a train bound for Los Angeles when a noted gambler is found murdered in his compartment, the door of which is locked from the inside and every other means of entrance is sealed. Boston Blackie, also traveling on the train, attempts to solve the mystery.

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Rating: 7.0

Guest Starts
Muscles Malloy played by Frank Richards
Steve Crane played by Douglas Evans
Slugs played by Ben Welden
Conductor played by Edward Clark
Smokey played by John Berkes
Louie Gordon played by Billy Nelson
Tony Warren played by Paul Maxey

Cop Killer - Season 1 Episode 2 - 09/15/51
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Cop Killer

Season 1 Episode 2 - 09/15/51

Never too far from his past as a criminal, Horatio "Boston Blackie" Black, walks the thin line every day just ahead of the police. Until today, when a woman who was wanted for an oil land scam is found murdered in Blackie's apartment. To clear his name, Black has to find the real killer while staying out of the cops' way.

Rating: 6.7

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Tommy Adams played by Richard Crane
Fred Carson played by Frank Mitchell
Carl Millman played by George Pembroke
Hank played by Sam Scar
Police Dispatcher played by Harte Wayne
Officer Kelly played by Troy Melton
Officer Bill played by Bill Catching
Cafe Owmer played by Jack Mulhall
Armored Car Driver played by David Janssen

Oil Field Murder - Season 1 Episode 3 - 09/22/51
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Oil Field Murder

Season 1 Episode 3 - 09/22/51

Blackie is on the trail of three men who robbed an armored car and killed a policeman in the process. Escaping in a what seems like a familiar black sedan, the killers will be carrying a package of money charred on one side.

Rating: 7.5

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Jewel Howard played by Jean Willes
Brenda played by Pamela Blake
Policeman played by Bill Catching

Phone Booth Murder - Season 1 Episode 4 - 09/29/51
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Phone Booth Murder

Season 1 Episode 4 - 09/29/51

After a man is found murdered in a restaurant's phone booth, Blackie begins an investigation and discovers that the eatery just happens to be the front for a counterfeiting ring.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
William Lester played by William F. Leicester
? played by William Haade
? played by Marshall Reed

Blind Beggar - Season 1 Episode 5 - 10/06/51
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Blind Beggar

Season 1 Episode 5 - 10/06/51

A blind beggar is injured when he steps in front of a taxicab. But when the ambulance carrying him arrives at the hospital, the injured man has disappeared and the attendant lies dead in the back.

Rating: 6.7

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Lucy played by Sondra Rodgers
? played by Thayer Roberts
? played by Lester Dorr
? played by Tom Kennedy

Fortune Teller - Season 1 Episode 6 - 10/13/51
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Fortune Teller

Season 1 Episode 6 - 10/13/51

Blackie is in trouble with the law...again, accused of murdering a man who was mixed up in a fraudulent fortune telling racket.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Louise Arthur
? played by Connie Cezan
? played by Hal K. Dawson

Scar Hand - Season 1 Episode 7 - 10/20/51
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Scar Hand

Season 1 Episode 7 - 10/20/51

A man, desperate for money to finance his child's operation, hires someone to kill him so the child will inherit the life insurance proceeds. But Blackie has a better idea to get the surgery done, and keep the father among the living.

Rating: 6.5

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Killer played by Karl 'Killer' Davis
Vickie played by Evelyn Eaton
Maxie played by Joseph Mell

Faraday Murder Case - Season 1 Episode 8 - 10/27/51
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Faraday Murder Case

Season 1 Episode 8 - 10/27/51

Inspector Faraday reluctantly asks Blackie to lend him a hand helping out with a murder investigation.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Frank Mitchell
? played by George Pembroke
? played by Richard Crane

Beach Murder - Season 1 Episode 9 - 11/03/51
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Beach Murder

Season 1 Episode 9 - 11/03/51

During the course of a murder investigation, Blackie discovers that empty beach houses are being used in the smuggling of illegal aliens into the country.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Michael Vallon
? played by Frank Jenks
? played by Karl Davis

Gang Murder - Season 1 Episode 10 - 11/10/51
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Gang Murder

Season 1 Episode 10 - 11/10/51

A young police detective feels that his brother's murder is not being investigated thoroughly enough by the department and asks Blackie to look into it for him.

Rating: 6.2

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Shiver played by John Sebastian
Danny played by Robert Stevenson
Joy played by Louise Arthur

Toy Factory Murder - Season 1 Episode 11 - 11/17/51
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Toy Factory Murder

Season 1 Episode 11 - 11/17/51

Blackie starts out investigating the murder of a toy factory's drafteman, but ends up going up against a spy ring.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Little Joe played by Eugene Jackson
Mrs. Poole played by Mary Kent

Roller Coaster Murder - Season 1 Episode 12 - 11/24/51
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Roller Coaster Murder

Season 1 Episode 12 - 11/24/51

AKA: "Death on a Roller Coaster"

After a man falls to his death from a speeding roller coaster, the police quickly write it off as an accident. Blackie isn't so sure that it is.

Rating: 7.9

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Ollie Ward played by Terry Frost
Monk played by Paul Bryar

High Voltage Murder - Season 1 Episode 13 - 12/03/51
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High Voltage Murder

Season 1 Episode 13 - 12/03/51

AKA: "Death in a Power Plant"

Blackie is hired to find out where top secret documents that were stolen by a recently paroled criminal ended up. The trail leads to a power plant.

Rating: 8.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Michael Whalen
? played by John Eldredge
? played by Russ Conway

Waterfront Murder - Season 1 Episode 14 - 12/10/51
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Waterfront Murder

Season 1 Episode 14 - 12/10/51

AKA: "Blow Gun Murders"

Blackie starts out looking into one murder, then ends up investigating two killings when first, a woman's husband is killed with a poisonous dart, and then she meets the same fate the same way.

Rating: 6.3

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Dominick played by Aram Katcher
Turk played by Karl 'Killer' Davis
Mrs. Trumbull played by Bernadene Hayes

Griffith Park Murder - Season 1 Episode 15 - 12/17/51
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Griffith Park Murder

Season 1 Episode 15 - 12/17/51

Blackie is called in after a dealer in rare books is found dead on a deserted path in Griffith Park.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Maris Wrixon
? played by Terry Frost
? played by Paul Bryar

The Devil's Daughters - Season 1 Episode 16 - 12/24/51
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The Devil's Daughters

Season 1 Episode 16 - 12/24/51

Blackie has his hands full when he goes up against two female hellcats who are behind a series of hold-ups and have taken his own secretary/galpal hostage.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Peggy Kent played by Christine McIntyre
Sandra played by Margaret Hedin
Mike played by Tristram Coffin
Ted Kent played by Keith Richards
Policeman played by Bill Catching
Policeman played by Troy Melton
Waiter played by Bobby Jordan

The Crusader - Season 1 Episode 17 - 12/31/51
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The Crusader

Season 1 Episode 17 - 12/31/51

AKA: "Big Game Murders"

Blackie steps in to investigate a murder where the weapon used was a high-powered hunting rifle.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Robert Spencer
? played by James Guilfoyle
? played by Wendy Waldron
? played by Lucille Curtis
? played by George Douglas
? played by Norval Mitchell

Death By Dictation - Season 1 Episode 18 - 01/07/52
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Death By Dictation

Season 1 Episode 18 - 01/07/52

Blackie gets hired by a woman to deliver a blackmail payment. He soon discovers that she didn't tell him the truth about what his real assignment was.

Rating: 6.8

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Madeline Warren played by Valerie Vernon
Grandmother played by Sara Taft
? played by Stephen Chase
? played by Pat Gleason

The Lying Blackmailer - Season 1 Episode 19 - 01/14/52
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The Lying Blackmailer

Season 1 Episode 19 - 01/14/52

Blackie is asked to help the victim of a blackmail scheme. But all is not what it seems with the so-called victim.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Delmark Diamond Case - Season 1 Episode 20 - 01/21/52
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Delmark Diamond Case

Season 1 Episode 20 - 01/21/52

AKA: "Diamond Cutter"

Blackie gets involved and lends a hand when a immigrant diamond cutter friend of his, in the country illegally, is framed for a hit-and-run murder he didn't commit.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by George Douglas
? played by Roy Engel
? played by Sam Flint
? played by James Guilfoyle
? played by Norval Mitchell
? played by Robert Spencer
? played by Wendy Waldron

Bad Time Charlie - Season 1 Episode 21 - 01/28/52
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Bad Time Charlie

Season 1 Episode 21 - 01/28/52

AKA: "A Brother's Revenge"

The brother of an already convicted killer believes his sibling is innocent and convinces Blackie to investigate.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Valerie Vernon
? played by Stephen Chase
? played by Sam Flint
? played by Stuart Whitman

Mother Wore Blinders - Season 1 Episode 22 - 02/04/52
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Mother Wore Blinders

Season 1 Episode 22 - 02/04/52

AKA: "Brass Knuckle Killer"

A nightclub's piano player suspects something is wrong with her son and asks Blackie to look into things. What he finds is a boy involved in a double life of crime and murder.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Frank Marlowe
? played by Gloria Saunders
? played by Richard Bartell

The Director's Dilemma - Season 1 Episode 23 - 02/11/52
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The Director's Dilemma

Season 1 Episode 23 - 02/11/52

A Hollywood director awakens one morning to find his wife shot to death. He confesses to the crime because he believes that his mother, a has-been silent actress, is the guilty party. Blackie's job is to prove that both are innocent.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Hugh Prosser
? played by William Henry
? played by Jack Roper

Red Hot Murder - Season 1 Episode 24 - 02/18/52
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Red Hot Murder

Season 1 Episode 24 - 02/18/52

Former hardcore criminal turned private investigator Horatio Black, aka "Boston Blackie", must fake his own death in a fire in order to go undercover and get the goods on an arson ring.

Rating: 6.3

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Pinky played by Joe Turkel
? played by Frank Marlowe
? played by Richard Bartell

Chinese Lottery - Season 1 Episode 25 - 02/25/52
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Chinese Lottery

Season 1 Episode 25 - 02/25/52

AKA: "Fireworks In Chinatown"

Blackie takes a trip down to Chinatown in order to investigate a murder.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Bill Hamel played by William R. Hamel
? played by Rudy McCool
? played by Wen Ti Chang

The Big H Murder - Season 1 Episode 26 - 03/03/52
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The Big H Murder

Season 1 Episode 26 - 03/03/52

An actor discovers that his agent is the mastermind behind a series of jewel thefts in Hollywood and goes to Blackie for help.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Bill Henry played by William Henry
? played by June Kenney
? played by Kay Morley
? played by Hugh Prosser
? played by Jack Roper
? played by Tom Tyler

Season 2 1952 - 32 Episodes

For episode descriptions click the listing title.

Black Widow - Season 2 Episode 1 - 03/10/52
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Black Widow

Season 2 Episode 1 - 03/10/52

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.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Sheila Watson
? played by John Pickard
? played by Stephen Gregory

Fall Guy - Season 2 Episode 2 - 03/17/52
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Fall Guy

Season 2 Episode 2 - 03/17/52

Blackie's housekeeper approaches him for help in clearing her brother, who's been accused of committing assault.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Death Trap - Season 2 Episode 3 - 03/24/52
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Death Trap

Season 2 Episode 3 - 03/24/52

A murderer is systematically killing off everyone who could convict him and Blackie soon discovers that his name is next on the list.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Sheila Watson
? played by John Pickard
? played by Stephen Gregory
? played by John Marshall
? played by John Pickard
? played by Stephen Gregory

13th Dummy - Season 2 Episode 4 - 03/31/52
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13th Dummy

Season 2 Episode 4 - 03/31/52

AKA: "Silver Sequins"

The life of a famous dress designer is threatened when her estranged husband decides to make a hostile takeover of her business.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Wilton Barclay played by Paul Cavanagh
Lydia played by Noreen Michaels
Ella Mantelli played by Louise Arthur
Dick Mantelli played by Bill Fletcher
Joseph - the Doorman played by James Parnell
Policeman played by Bill Catching
News Vendor played by Tom Hanlon

Deep Six - Season 2 Episode 5 - 04/07/52
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Deep Six

Season 2 Episode 5 - 04/07/52

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.

Rating: 6.5

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Lang played by Clark Howat
Skip Clark played by William Bakewell
Hayes played by Peter Mamakos
Louella played by Tracey Roberts
Captain Jansen played by Lee Van Cleef
George Mittner played by Hugh Sanders

Minuet For Murder - Season 2 Episode 6 - 04/14/52
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Minuet For Murder

Season 2 Episode 6 - 04/14/52

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.

Rating: 5.5

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Lenore Aldwin played by Evelyn Eaton
Madison played by John Carson
Rainey played by Skelton Knaggs
Counselor played by Earle Hodgins
Sarge played by Reed Howes

Timely Hour - Season 2 Episode 7 - 04/21/52
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Timely Hour

Season 2 Episode 7 - 04/21/52

Blackie finds his vacation plans soon get interrupted when an actor friend is falsely accused of making an attempt on a director's life.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by John Carson
? played by Earle Hodgins
? played by Reed Howes

Queen Of Thieves - Season 2 Episode 8 - 04/28/52
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Queen Of Thieves

Season 2 Episode 8 - 04/28/52

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.

Rating: 6.3

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Needles played by Mary Young
Archie the Dip played by Skelton Knaggs
Duke played by John Carson
Knot Head played by Earle Hodgins

101 Blonde - Season 2 Episode 9 - 05/05/52
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101 Blonde

Season 2 Episode 9 - 05/05/52

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.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
The Blonde played by Marjorie Weaver
Jim Marcum played by John Crawford
Film Crew Member played by Troy Melton
Guard played by Chalky Williams

Inside Crime - Season 2 Episode 10 - 05/12/52
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Inside Crime

Season 2 Episode 10 - 05/12/52

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.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Lang played by William Bakewell
Hanlon played by Clark Howat
Hood played by Peter Mamakos
Lou played by Lee Van Cleef
Sally Taylor played by Tracey Roberts

So Was Goliath - Season 2 Episode 11 - 05/19/52
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So Was Goliath

Season 2 Episode 11 - 05/19/52

Blackie befriends a college student and boxer who's torn between an academic career and winning fame and fortune in the squared circle.

Rating: 7.7

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Sid Capper played by John Kellogg
Jenny Capper played by Anne Kimbell
Spoiler Garrett played by John Indrisano
Bishop played by Emory Parnell

Death Does A Rhumba - Season 2 Episode 12 - 05/26/52
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Death Does A Rhumba

Season 2 Episode 12 - 05/26/52

AKA: "Expensive Maracas"

Blackie does battle with a diamond smuggling ring that ingeniously sneaks the precious gems into the country inside maracas.

Rating: 6.2

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Fernando played by Maurice Jara
Latso played by Leo Penn
Garrett played by Richard Reeves
Valdita played by Vicki Bakken

The Gunman - Season 2 Episode 13 - 06/02/52
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The Gunman

Season 2 Episode 13 - 06/02/52

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.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Vic played by John Indrisano
Gregory Phillips played by Allen Jenkins
Barry Morgan played by John Kellogg
Ed Miller played by Emory Parnell
Anne Morgan played by Anne Kimbell

Jack In The Box - Season 2 Episode 14 - 06/09/52
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Jack In The Box

Season 2 Episode 14 - 06/09/52

Blackie tries to convince a friend on the run to give himself up to the law.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Revenge - Season 2 Episode 15 - 06/16/52
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Revenge

Season 2 Episode 15 - 06/16/52

When Blackie becomes the target of an unbalanced sniper seeking revenge, Inspector Faraday has him thrown in jail for his own protection. But is he really any safer behind bars?

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Jones played by Peter Brocco
John V. Close played by John Close
? played by William 'Bill' Phillips

The Friendly Gesture - Season 2 Episode 16 - 06/23/52
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The Friendly Gesture

Season 2 Episode 16 - 06/23/52

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.

Rating: 6.8

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Dave Brubaker played by Ben Cameron
Barney Stevens played by Ben Welden

The Heist Job - Season 2 Episode 17 - 06/30/52
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The Heist Job

Season 2 Episode 17 - 06/30/52

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.

Rating: 7.9

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Johnny Evans played by Billy Halop
Harry Webb played by Peter Leeds
Marge Evans played by Jan Bryant
Fishing Boat Captain played by Cosmo Sardo
Police Officer Joe played by Clarence Straight
Nurse played by Enid Baine

Deadly Payoff - Season 2 Episode 18 - 07/07/52
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Deadly Payoff

Season 2 Episode 18 - 07/07/52

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.

Rating: 6.5

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

The Hot Gimmick - Season 2 Episode 19 - 07/14/52
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The Hot Gimmick

Season 2 Episode 19 - 07/14/52

AKA: "Bombs Away"

Time is running out as Blackie goes after a thief who unknowingly stole a bomb with a timer along with a horde of jewels.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

The Alibi - Season 2 Episode 20 - 07/21/52
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The Alibi

Season 2 Episode 20 - 07/21/52

A man whose secretary has been mysteriously murdered attempts to get Blackie to provide him with an alibi.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Keys To The Killer - Season 2 Episode 21 - 07/28/52
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Keys To The Killer

Season 2 Episode 21 - 07/28/52

An argument becomes deadly as Blackie steps into a quarrel between two feuding brothers.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Studio Murder - Season 2 Episode 22 - 08/04/52
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Studio Murder

Season 2 Episode 22 - 08/04/52

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 a famous actress.

Rating: 6.8

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Hired Hand - Season 2 Episode 23 - 08/11/52
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Hired Hand

Season 2 Episode 23 - 08/11/52

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.

Rating: 6.3

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Amos Hendrix played by Walter Coy
Rachel Hendrix played by Lorna Thayer
Gilian played by James Anderson

Shoot The Works - Season 2 Episode 24 - 08/18/52
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Shoot The Works

Season 2 Episode 24 - 08/18/52

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.

Rating: 6.3

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Mrs. Acropolis played by Barbara Knudson
? played by William Cottrell
? played by Carleton Young
? played by Robert Watson

The Motorcycle Kids - Season 2 Episode 25 - 08/25/52
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The Motorcycle Kids

Season 2 Episode 25 - 08/25/52

AKA: "Motorcycle Bandit"

Blackie investigates a series of robberies apparently committed by a young couple who use a motorcycle as their getaway vehicle.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Mrs. Acropolis played by Barbara Knudson
Nick Vincent played by Sandy Sanders
Peggy Davis played by Gloria Talbott
C.A. Vincent played by Wheaton Chambers
Grocery Store Owner played by Harry Brown

A Date With Romero - Season 2 Episode 26 - 09/01/52
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A Date With Romero

Season 2 Episode 26 - 09/01/52

Blackie is called in to investigate the murder of a popular television star after they are killed while on camera.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

False Face - Season 2 Episode 27 - 09/08/52
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False Face

Season 2 Episode 27 - 09/08/52

A bank president apparently walks out of his bank with a satchel full of money from the institution right in Blackie's presence.

Rating: 6.5

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
Unknown Guest Stars

Crown Jewels - Season 2 Episode 28 - 09/15/52
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Crown Jewels

Season 2 Episode 28 - 09/15/52

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.

Rating: 6.8

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Michael Ansara
? played by Charlita Regis
? played by John Merton

Pursuit - Season 2 Episode 29 - 09/22/52
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Pursuit

Season 2 Episode 29 - 09/22/52

A down and out oil man asks for Blackie's help in order to recover the proceeds of a ten year old robbery.

Rating: 7.7

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by John Doucette
? played by Lyle Talbot
? played by Diane Fortier

Grab Bag - Season 2 Episode 30 - 09/29/52
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Grab Bag

Season 2 Episode 30 - 09/30/52

AKA: "Railroaded"

Blackie begins a comprehensive search of the Union Pacific railroad yards in order to locate a missing heir believed to be there.

Rating: 6.3

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

Guest Starts
? played by Philip Van Zandt ? played by Roscoe Ates ? played by Karen King ? played by Henry Rowland

Narcotics Ring - Season 2 Episode 31 - 10/06/52
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Narcotics Ring

Season 2 Episode 31 - 10/06/52

Blackie finds himself involved in a scheme concerning stolen drugs and a phony automobile accident.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

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Unknown Guest Stars

Big Tom's Clambake - Season 2 Episode 32 - 10/13/52
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Big Tom's Clambake

Season 2 Episode 32 - 10/13/52

Private Investigator Horatio Black, aka "Boston Blackie", finds himself caught in the middle of a feud between rival groups of truckers.

Rating: 6.0

Blackie: Kent Taylor  -  Mary: Lois Collier  -  Faraday: Frank Orth

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Unknown Guest Stars




Boston Blackie TV
Boston Blackie Television

Series Directed by

      Eddie Davis    (19 episodes, 1951-1953) 
      Paul Landres   (19 episodes, 1951-1952) 
      Sobey Martin   (15 episodes, 1952-1953) 
      George Cahan   (5 episodes, 1952) 
      

Series Writing credits

      Herbert Purdom       (13 episodes, 1951-1953) 
      Donn Mullally        (9 episodes, 1952) 
      Warren Wilson        (8 episodes, 1951-1953) 
      J. Benton Cheney     (6 episodes, 1951-1953) 
      Irwin Lieberman      (4 episodes, 1952-1953) 
      Robert Leslie Bellem (3 episodes, 1953) 
      Howard Dimsdale      (3 episodes, 1953) 
      Eddie Davis          (2 episodes, 1951-1953) 
      Jack DeWitt          (2 episodes, 1951) 
      Milton Raison        (2 episodes, 1952) 
      Barney A. Sarecky    (2 episodes, 1953) 
      


Boston Blackie TV
Boston Blackie Television




Kent Taylor WOF

Walk of Fame:

Kent Taylor has a star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures and Television Categories. The addresses are 1685 Vine Street, between Selma and Hollywood, east side of Vine, for Motion Pictures, and 6838 Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Orange and Highland for Television.

Kent Taylor

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