Missing Millions (1922)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Missing Millions was inspired by "A Problem in Grand Larceny", one of the many "Boston Blackie" stories by Jack Boyle. David Powell plays Boston Blackie, a reformed criminal. Blackie is hired by society thief Alice Brady (who receives top billing) to square accounts with the man (Frank Losee) who sent her innocent father to prison. The two team up to ruin the scoundrel financially. In true pre-production code fashion, the miscreant avoids scandal by taking his own life. None of the Boston Blackie B-pictures of the 1940s were quite this coldblooded.

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criminal, detective, father, gold, help, investigation, loot, prison, private-detective, revenge, robbery, shipment, society, suicide