Columbia Pictures revived the Boston Blackie property in 1941 with Meet Boston Blackie, a fast, 58-minute "B" feature starring Chester Morris. Although the running time was brief, Columbia gave the picture good production values and an imaginative director (Robert Florey). The film was successful, and a series followed. Altogether 14 films were made. Thirteen of them are here. The fourteenth - The Phantom Thief (1946) is still under copyright. It can be viewed on YouTube for $2.99.