A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ... See full summary »
When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim died from rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own ... See full summary »
An artist's daughter becomes suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York. When a gallery owner is murdered, the Falcon and Miss Wade head for ... See full summary »
The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida... See full summary »
Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiancée, Helen Reed, when a mystery girl, Rita Mara, asks for his aid in disposing of a secret formula for making ... See full summary »
On vacation, Tom Lawrence--The Falcon--and his Brooklyn-born sidekick 'Goldie' Locke meet cute with a little girl named Annie whose nurse has just been murdered. Accompanying Annie home, The Falcon is arrested for kidnapping, but bailed out of jail by a mysterious woman (Helm). A labyrinthine plot then unfurls involving silk smuggling, a steamship called the S.S. Citadel and an ex-bootlegger named Duke Monette.Written by
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Actually there were 16 'Falcon' movies. George Sanders starred in the first 3 solo as The Falcon Guy Lawrence. Then real life brother Tom Conway co-starred with Sanders in the 4th The Falcon's Brother (1942) as his brother Tom Lawrence, thus giving Sanders an out whilst continuing the series. Conway took over the role and followed this one up with 9 more. Then there was the three final, independently produced films with John Calvert as The Falcon. See more »
When Lawrence jumps on the cable car, 2 young women are sitting at the back. In the next shot, there is only one man. See more »
[On seeing beautiful woman]
If she can't help me with my income tax, nobody can.
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Tom Conway and retainer Ed Brophy are on their way to San Francisco on a train when they make the acquaintance of young Sharyn Moffett. The Falcon charm work on women of all ages and the little girl asks for his help saying she's become a prisoner in her own home. Her rather severe nurse is later murdered on the train and the Falcon and the always helpful Goldie Locke are involved.
Besides Moffett this caper will involve her older sister Rita Corday, a former bootlegger from Prohibition days Robert Armstrong, a Dutch importer John Mylong and a poor man's Gale Sondergaard Fay Helm.
This is one of the bloodiest Falcon episodes that RKO did. A whole lot of people die in this one, especially in an incredibly bloody climax.
Conway is charming as usual and Brophy provides much needed comic relief in this story. Still even his relief was too much. He reads that he can pay less income tax when married and starts coming on to every woman he sees with inevitable results. Now if Conway had done it...........
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