EP3036: Boston Blackie: Nobody at the Door

Richard Kollmar

In quick succession, there’s a knock at the Blackie’s door with no one there, a telephone call with no on one the line, and an envelope delivered with nothing in it.

Original Air Date: May 11, 1949

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  1 comment for “EP3036: Boston Blackie: Nobody at the Door”

  1. John Ruschmeyer
    January 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm


    I’m interested in getting your opinion on something about “Boston Blackie” which has been bothering me for a bit. How capable a detective do you feel that Inspector Faraday is? Part of me feels that he must have some skills, otherwise how would he have risen through the ranks from Patrolman, to Detective, to Inspector? On the other hand, his interactions with Blackie indicate that he is capable of missing clues, jumping to conclusions, and ignoring facts that don’t fit those conclusions.

    As you often know more about the deeper history of many OTR detectives, I was wondering if this was the case in earlier media. Conversely, is there some origin story out there where a young Officer Faraday saves Blackie’s life and, in return, Blackie has been helping his career along for many years?


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