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Boston Blackie
"Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend." Played by Chester Morris onscreen and Dick Kollmar on the radio, Blackie and Mary Wesley solve crimes to the accompaniment of silent-movie-type organ music.

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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Society Charity Racket 0/0/00 5.94 00:25:55 Mary Wesley gets tricked into participating in a charity racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Pudgy And The Stolen Tire Racket 7/5/43 8.25 00:29:34 dgy, Cyclone, Dutchess, Blackie - Doesn't anybody use their real name any more?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Rockwell Diamond 6/23/44 6.75 00:29:28 So was the rock stolen or wasn't it?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fifty Hunter Street 6/30/44 6.92 00:30:13 'If you want to save your business, have Boston Blackie go to Fifty Hunter Street...'

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Star Of The Nile 7/14/44 6.74 00:29:25 Blackie seems to make a career out of being framed, and Faraday's career is to chase him. This time it's the Star Of The Nile Emerald.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Black Market Case 7/21/44 6.77 00:29:33 A gang tries to force Boston Blackie into a wartime black market scheme.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Caretaker Of Devon Estate 7/28/44 6.78 00:29:35 Once again, Boston Blackie is framed for murder. Must be some kind of record.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Alice Mainweather Dead Or Alive 8/4/44 6.85 00:29:54 A series of mistaken identities ends in the capture of Nazi spies.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The William Blaine Case 5/16/45 6.09 00:26:35 A rich guy, receiving a death threat, forces Blackie to be his bodyguard.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Oscar Wolfe Case 6/11/45 6.08 00:26:34 A second banana tries to take over from his boss, and uses Blackie as his alabi.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Sam Bellows Case 6/18/45 7.65 00:26:44 This case turns on a dog and cigarettes.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Sam Bellows Case 6/18/45 6.09 00:26:37 Blackie's trick to get into Sam's house lands him in the dog house.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie Jilts Mary 7/2/45 6.21 00:27:05 Blackie needs Mary out of the way while he foils a bank robbery.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie Steals Necklace For Charity 8/20/45 6.29 00:27:31 An rich old lady asks Blackie to crack her safe and give the proceeds to charity, but even goofy schemes like this often go wrong.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Richard's Diamond Case 10/25/45 7.37 00:25:36 Faraday is after Blackie again, for robbery and murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Amnesia Victim 11/8/45 6.08 00:26:33 I forgot the story.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murder In The Music Room 11/15/45 5.9 00:25:46 Half a songwriting team will write no more.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie Kidnapped 11/22/45 6.03 00:26:19 Blackie is snatched and dumped down a well.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murder at The Movies 12/13/45 7.66 00:26:40 An actress is killed while filming, right in front of the crew, but nobody knows how, or by who.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The TV Poisoning 12/20/45 6 00:26:11 A civic reformer dies of poisoning on live TV standing right next to Inspector Faraday.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Brandon Jewel Robbery 2/5/46 5.49 00:23:57 You can call him Ray, or you can call him Jay, but don't call him Mr. Peterkin.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Baseball Player Shot 4/16/46 6.31 00:27:31 A ballplayer is shot sliding into second.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Freighter Crew Mutiny 7/30/46 5.64 00:24:37 A favor for Shorty leads to another case for Blackie.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Jealous Partners And Arson 8/20/46 8 00:27:55 An unstable triangle involving 2 business partners and one greedy wife.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murdered Show Dog Owner 10/8/46 6.29 00:27:25 A couple of boxers turn stool pigeon and finger a rat.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murder At The Rodeo 10/15/46 6.33 00:27:39 And Mary lassoes the killer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Faraday Is Shot 10/22/46 6.15 00:26:52 Lt. Faraday is shot, then kidnapped. Not a good day.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Granny's Witchcraft 10/29/46 5.98 00:26:08 Is it really a witch who helps Blackie solve this week's adventure?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Granny's Witchcraft 10/29/46 5.99 00:26:09 A thief uses an unusual diversion to keep Blackie out of the way.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Only One Way Out 11/12/46 6.46 00:28:10 A man commits suicide amidst business difficulties. But Blackie has his doubts.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Lenny Powell Murder 11/26/46 6.31 00:27:33 Murder flies the friendly skies.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie In Prison 12/3/46 6.2 00:27:04 Looks like Blackie has finally slipped up!

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mary Registered Nurse 12/10/46 5.88 00:25:41 So Mary Wesley really has a job. And as a nurse, she gets put on a suspicious case.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Police Impersonator 12/17/46 6.15 00:26:51 He may not be Elvis, but Blackie has at least one impersonator.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download On The Wrong Track 12/24/46 5.95 00:26:01 A train stopped outside a small town helps Blackie crack an airtight alabi.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Carl Browning's Shop 12/31/46 6.35 00:27:42 Blackie cracks this case from the inside of a freezer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Jack Small's Alias 1/7/47 6.08 00:26:31 A gangster lies dead. Is he hidden beneath tons of rock or a few ounces of whiskers?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie And The Fur Thefts 1/14/47 5.44 00:23:45 Blackie is conned into helping out a stolen fur racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Peters Mixup 2/4/47 6.47 00:28:14 The note on the body said 'In case of my death, notify Boston Blackie'.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Larry The Kid vs Savinni 3/4/47 6.22 00:27:08 Blackie & Faraday fight corruption in the fight game.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Sam Fisher\'s Past 3/18/47 7.77 00:27:10 An overly complicated plan to get rid of an inconvenient husband unravels.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Horseroom Thefts 3/25/47 6.35 00:27:44 Blackie is framed for a series of armed robberies on horse parlors.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Bus To Valley Junction 4/1/47 6.36 00:27:44 An awful lot of mischeif seems to be happening in Valley Junction.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Aggie Rogers Murder 4/8/47 6.4 00:27:46 Two crazy old women live in opposite sides of a filthy, junk-filled house. One is found dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Phonograph Murders 4/15/47 6.3 00:27:30 A home recording machine is the key to two murders.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Baseball And Gambling 4/29/47 6.35 00:27:44 A gambler tries to use an unsuspecting ball player in a racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mrs Peterson's Insurance 5/7/47 6.05 00:26:24 A few inches makes all the difference.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Joe Adams Drowned 5/14/47 6.17 00:26:55 Bodies pop up in the kwaziest places.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie Breaks Into Prison 5/21/47 6.14 00:26:47 Blackie breaks into the state pen to nail a killer and clear a kid who was framed.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Ghost Of Flo Newton 5/28/47 6.48 00:23:06 Blackie sees a ghost. When the story gets out, it destroys his credibility.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Man Following Eva 6/4/47 5.99 00:26:08 A serial killer extorts money from his victims, then kills them. Until, of course, he runs afoul of Boston Blackie.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Crooked Carter Brother 6/18/47 6.34 00:27:41 Which brother done it?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Johnny Burns Woolens 7/2/47 6.01 00:26:14 Smuggled woolen fabric? Post-hypnotic suggestion? Sounds scwewy, don't it?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Harmonica Man 7/9/47 6.34 00:27:39 You're dead if you do and dead if you don't.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Construction Gang 7/16/47 6.26 00:27:22 A phony street repair crew hides the noise of a safe being blown, right across from Blackie's building.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie In Wax 7/23/47 6.05 00:26:23 Wax dummies capture a couple of crooks.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Poetry In My Soul 7/30/47 5.84 00:25:30 Between a poetic hit man and Blackie's bad puns, this episode is a verbal nightmare.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Bump In The Road 8/27/47 6.56 00:28:39 It seems like Blackie's always hbeing framed for something. But this time it's his girlfriend Mary Wesley's turn.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fifty Dollar Shoeshine 9/3/47 6.02 00:26:16 Blackie busts up a counterfeit counterfeiting scheme. Sound is a bit muddy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Exploding Car 9/17/47 5.92 00:25:50 When C F Baker talks, people, well...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death Wish 10/1/47 6.04 00:26:24 Why does Jimmy Mills want to be killed?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mid-Air Diamond Theft 10/22/47 5.85 00:25:32 A diamond is stolen and a man killed aboard an airplane, and only Blackie can figure out how it was done.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Framed By A Fin 10/29/47 6 00:26:12 Blackie is framed again, this time by a movie of him killing a night watchman.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Old Shoe Clue 11/5/47 6.09 00:26:35 Somebody sends Blackie a clue to deliver to the police.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Henry Tyler Returns 12/24/47 5.97 00:26:04 Blackie's girlfriend Mary is gone, and nobody even remembers her except Blackie and Faraday.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Door Buzzer 12/31/47 5.94 00:25:56 A door buzzer is brought over from France, carrying who knows what within. (Recording skips a couple of times)

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Riding Stable 1/7/48 6.07 00:26:30 A horseshoe is bad luck for this stable-boy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Invention Worth A Killing 1/14/48 5.22 00:22:46 How to kill a man with a rubber plant.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kid's Killing 1/21/48 5.54 00:24:14 A fighter is murdered in the ring, but not by his opponent.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Record Collector 1/28/48 5.87 00:25:38 A gang leader tells his men where to hit by requesting particular records from a call-in radio show.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie Loves Helen 2/4/48 5.88 00:25:40 A girl plays up to Blackie, and he plays a dangerous game to find out why.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Wind Blows West 2/11/48 5.93 00:25:51 Read this book and die.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Five Deadly Bullets 2/18/48 5.87 00:25:37 A homburg hat leads Blackie to a killer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Cobb's Trucking Company 3/3/48 5.2 00:22:45 Somebody tries to frame a pal of Blackie for murder. A bad career move.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download William Larson Extortion Case 3/17/48 5.35 00:23:23 A tyrannical uncle gets murdered twice.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Tom Walton Escaped Killer 3/31/48 5.29 00:23:07 A killer on the way to the pen escapes with designs of revenge on the guy that sent him up - Blackie.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Clyde Winston Photo 4/7/48 5.35 00:23:22 A fashion photographer is murdered with a shotgun in his studio, but nobody knows how anybody got one in and out.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rhondo The Magician 4/14/48 6.94 00:24:13 For his next and last trick, Rhondo is murdered in the center ring.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Bombing Of Joe Ingalls 4/28/48 5.49 00:23:24 Think twice before leaving your window open.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Harry Walker Case 6/23/48 6.41 00:27:58 Searching for a bobolink in a haystack.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download John Cummings Killing 7/14/48 6.34 00:27:39 Blackie is (gasp!) framed for a murder. I'm shocked...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The John Cummings Case 7/14/48 6.37 00:27:47 Blackie is set up as the fall guy for a murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Sweepstakes Racket 7/21/48 6.07 00:26:28 Two brothers, one a famous actor, the other a local hood, figure in this counterfeit ticket scam.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Alistair Disappears 7/28/48 6.5 00:28:21 So this guy walks to the middle of a vacant lot & vanishes. Then he turns up. Dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Who Killed Davis 8/4/48 6.28 00:27:24 First stabbed, then shot. Davis is not having a good day.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Wife Poisoned Over Phone 8/25/48 6.84 00:29:51 If only she'd let the machine take the call.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kingston's Office Building 9/8/48 5.63 00:24:33 Blackie's friend gets swindled in a phony real estate deal.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Joe Gatlings 10/6/48 6.1 00:26:35 Mary Wesley stumbles into a one dollar bank robbery.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Killer Lightning 12/8/48 5.71 00:24:55 Murder by lightning?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rings For Santa 12/22/48 6.38 00:27:49 A unique method for stashing stolen jewelry.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mystery Of The Four Floors 1/5/49 5.69 00:24:50 This time Faraday has to save an overconfident Blackie who gets in over his head.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Broken Clock Murder 1/12/49 5.91 00:25:46 Quick! What time is it!

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Boat The Viking Is On 1/19/49 5.88 00:25:39 Murder in the movie business.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Boat The Viking Is On 1/19/49 7.34 00:25:40 A movie publicity stunt goes awry.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download John Frawley While In Africa 1/26/49 4.45 00:25:51 He's back now and he wants Blackie to prove he's not dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mary's Cousin's Song 2/2/49 6.7 00:29:14 Blackie doesn't have a clue, but he doesn't let that stop him.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fifty Thousand In Bonds 2/9/49 6.86 00:30:00 The loot from a 7 year old robbery attracts a dwindling nuber of thieves.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Palmer's Dock Racket 2/16/49 6.85 00:29:54 Blackie busts up a longshoremen's protection & gampling scam.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Archie Grant's Club 2/23/49 6.9 00:30:08 The Donald has nothing on Archie Grant.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fake Accident Racket 3/2/49 7.02 00:30:30 A skid row mission uses down & outers for a phony accident scam.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dolly Preston 3/9/49 6 00:26:12 Despist dying twice, Dolly still can,t take it with her.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kidnapped Murderer 3/16/49 6.79 00:29:37 This time Blackie goes too far!

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Man Stabbed On A Bus 3/23/49 6.47 00:28:16 An unidentified passenger on a sightseeing bus falls over dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Amadon Pearls 3/30/49 6.82 00:29:48 Seems like everybody wants to steal them, and they all get fakes.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Duke Murders Jo Jo 4/6/49 6.53 00:28:29 People are dropping like flies until Blackie gets arrested and cracks the case.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Second Hand Watch 4/13/49 11.4 00:25:00 Why was a jeweler killed for an apparently worthless wristwatch?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Madame Zina 4/20/49 13.7 00:29:56 Blackie solves a murder among the circus folk.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dynamite Thomson Murdered 4/27/49 6.28 00:27:24 A fued between rival contractors ends in murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Joe Gates Murdered 5/4/49 6.48 00:28:17 You just can't get good help any more.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Information On Senator 5/11/49 6.75 00:29:26 A crook nicknamed The Senator. Sort of gives crooks a bad name.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Imperial Oil Company Racket 5/18/49 6.83 00:29:43 Blackie uses perfume to get his man.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Canyon Dude Ranch 5/25/49 6.84 00:29:51 An unlikelier Lothario you aren't likely to find. But Blackie figures out the scam.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Pudgy And The Stolen Tire Racket 6/1/49 6.68 00:29:10 Who knew the tire business was so violent?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Ma Vie Perfume 6/8/49 6.7 00: 29:1 A murderous perfume racket?

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