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The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)

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65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Sleuth Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) helps a wartime convict (Erik Rolf) who was framed for a murder while out on parole.
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Writers
Paul Yawitz (original screenplay) | Jack Boyle (based on characters created by)
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Updated Oct 26, 1943

Release date
Oct 26, 1943 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Chester Morris
Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black   See fewer
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Erik Rolf
Dooley Watson Dooley Watson   See fewer
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Jeanne Bates
Mary Watson Mary Watson   See fewer
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Richard Lane
Insp. John Farraday Insp. John Farraday   See fewer
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George E. Stone
The Runt The Runt   See fewer
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Lloyd Corrigan
Arthur Manleder Arthur Manleder   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Carpet Man (uncredited) Carpet Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Anderson
Warden J.A. Edwards (uncredited) Warden J.A. Edwards (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jessie Arnold
Woman in Hallway (uncredited) Woman in Hallway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Manny Vogel (uncredited) Manny Vogel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Bruce
Sandy - Reporter (uncredited) Sandy - Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Cairns
Richie Adair (uncredited) Richie Adair (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Carr
Carpet Man (uncredited) Carpet Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Policeman Frank (uncredited) Policeman Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Parole Board Member (uncredited) Parole Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie De Becker
Miss Bailey (uncredited) Miss Bailey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
Reporter at Parole Board Hearing (uncredited) Reporter at Parole Board Hearing (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minta Durfee
Woman in Hallway (uncredited) Woman in Hallway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maude Eburne
Miss Edna Counihan (uncredited) Miss Edna Counihan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Erway
Prison Warden Root (uncredited) Prison Warden Root (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Fowley
Nails Blanton (uncredited) Nails Blanton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Frank
George Phillips - Convict (uncredited) George Phillips - Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joel Friedkin
Joe Painter (uncredited) Joe Painter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Wilfred Thompson (uncredited) Wilfred Thompson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobbie Hale
British Newsman (uncredited) British Newsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Harmon
Red Taggart (uncredited) Red Taggart (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Hunnicutt
Elwood 'Tex' Stewart (uncredited) Elwood 'Tex' Stewart (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Kendall
Jumbo Madigan (uncredited) Jumbo Madigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
Parole Board Member (uncredited) Parole Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sid Melton
Benny Hines (uncredited) Benny Hines (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Murphy
William Jones (uncredited) William Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Chairman of Parole Board (uncredited) Chairman of Parole Board (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian O'Hara
Parker Gray (uncredited) Parker Gray (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Olsen
Johnny Watson (uncredited) Johnny Watson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Policeman Lally (uncredited) Policeman Lally (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Detective Sgt. Matthews (uncredited) Detective Sgt. Matthews (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Jerome Wagner (uncredited) Jerome Wagner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Policeman Joe (uncredited) Policeman Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
State Governor Rutledge (uncredited) State Governor Rutledge (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 217 votes