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Boston Blackie, Volume 3

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 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:44