Boston Blackie
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Boston Blackie
Pulp writer Jack Boyle's 1910's jewel thief turned detective came to the screen for the second time in 1923, courtesy of the Fox company, with this picture. The virile-looking William Russell starred in the title role as a former prison inmate campaigning to outlaw Warden Benton's (Frank Brownlee) infamous "Water Cross" torture. Benton, however, is successful in his attempt to have Blackie arrested and returned to the prison, but his evil schemes are ultimately thwarted by Mary Carter (Eva Novak), Blackie's girlfriend, who manages to alert the governor. Boston Blackie… More