Horatio “Boston Blackie” Black (Kent Taylor) was a reformed criminal-turned-private eye living in Los Angeles on the detective drama THE ADVENTURES OF BOSTON BLACKIE/SYN/1951-53.
His sidekick was Mary Wesley (Lois Collier). Their dog was called Whitie. Police Inspector Farraday (Frank Orth) was their friendly adversary.
“Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend.” – BB’s Credo
Note: The character was based on the writings of Jack Boyle (October 19, 1881 – October 1928) whose stories ran in The American Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Redbook Magazine and The Strand Magazine from 1914-1920.
Actor Chester Morris played Boston Blackie in 14 Columbia Pictures films (1941–49) and in a 1944-1945 NBC radio series (later replaced by Richard Kolmar as Boston Blackie).
The character’s real name was first revealed in the 1943 movie “After Midnight with Boston Blackie” when he was paged by a porter on a train.