Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)

Director
Seymour Friedman

Main cast
Chester Morris; Maylia; Joan Woodbury; Don McGuire; Richard Lane

Genres
Drama, Crime, Mystery

Description
Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.


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