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Boston Blackie

Fictional character created by author Jack Boyle / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Boston Blackie is a fictional character created by author Jack Boyle (1881–1928). Blackie, a jewel thief and safecracker in Boyle's stories, became a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television—an "enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend."

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Boston Blackie
"Unhurried and without excitement, but quickly,
Boston Blackie forced drawer after drawer"—
N. C. Wyeth illustrated "The Price of Principle" (1914) for The American Magazine
First appearance"The Price of Principle" (1914)
Created byJack Boyle
In-universe information
OccupationJewel thief, safecracker, detective

Actor Chester Morris played the character in 14 Columbia Pictures films (1941–1949) and in a 1944 NBC radio series.