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Boston Blackie, Volume 1

Jack Boyle

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That's Boston Blackie, safecracker turned crime fighter and a long-running favorite with fans of straight-ahead detective fiction in a wide range of media. Beginning inauspiciously in a 1919 short story by author Jack Boyle, Blackie progressed from the printed page into silent films, then into talkies -- and finally, in the 1940s, into radio. The first radio Blackie was Chester Morris, who played the role in a long series of B movies during the 1940s. Beginning in 1944 as a summer replacement series for 'Amos 'n' Andy', Morris brought a certain wrong-side-of-the-tracks charm to his portrayal and gave the character a well-crafted introduction to the broadcast medium. But the longest-running radio Blackie was an odd casting choice: Broadway and sometime soap opera actor Richard Kollmar, best known to radio fans along the Eastern seaboard as the urbane Dick of WOR's 'Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick', a morning show which also featured his wife, newspaper columnist Dorothy Kilgallen.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ensemble Cast

Length:

9h 12m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:57