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The Gay Falcon (1941)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  24 October 1941 (USA)
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The Falcon investigates jewel thieves who are working with hard up socialites to defraud insurance companies. First of the Falcon series.

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Gay Laurence / The Falcon
Wendy Barrie ...
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Nina Vale ...
Elinor Benford (as Anne Hunter)
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Maxine Wood
Edward Brophy ...
Arthur Shields ...
Inspector Mike Waldeck
Damian O'Flynn ...
Noel Weber
Turhan Bey ...
Manuel Retana
Eddie Dunn ...
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Vera Gardner
Willie Fung ...
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Storyline

A society grand dame who hosts charity parties in her home is mixed up in a jewel theft racket which defrauds insurance companies. When she is murdered, Gay Laurence (a.k.a. The Falcon)and assistant 'Goldie' Locke are on the case with help from beautiful Helen Reed, who becomes a rival to Gay's fiancée Elinor for the sleuth's affections. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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CRIMINALS BEWARE! Here comes fiction's man of mystery! (original print ad) See more »


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24 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falken - mannen utan nerver  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

In order to ease the transition from "The Saint' to 'The Falcon' RKO cast Wendy Barrie in the series. Barie had played the female leads in three of the George Sanders entries in 'The Saint' series, albeit in different roles each time. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Mike Waldeck: [to Goldie] All right, son, I'm releasin' yuh, but first I want a description of the man you saw that night.
Jonathan G. 'Goldie' Locke: Ah, naw, naw, naw, naw.
Gay Lawrence: [Gay raises a reproving finger to Goldie] Now, Goldie...
Jonathan G. 'Goldie' Locke: All right! You'll get it!
Inspector Mike Waldeck: Take it, Herman.
Herman: What was the contour of his face?
Herman: [Goldie gives Gay a knowing look and Herman becomes annoyed] The contour!
Jonathan G. 'Goldie' Locke: White.
Herman: [Frustrated] Not the color... the contour!
Jonathan G. 'Goldie' Locke: Break it down, buddy.
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1941 B Movie and Spinage Juice
6 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Always enjoyed these old time movies where George Sanders, (Gay Laurence/The Falcon) plays a private detective. Sanders only appeared in a few of these films and his brother Tom Conway took over the role and played in quite a few series of the Falcon. In this picture Gay Laurence decided to get out of the detective business and become a stock broker on Wall St., NYC. However, he soon changes his mind when he decides to get involved with catching some Jewel Thieves who are also involved with Insurance companies. There is plenty of drama and lots of comedy especially when the Falcon goes into bars and fancy night clubs and orders a special glass of Spinage Juice everywhere he goes. This is a low budget film that was usually shown along with another movie and then a Newsreel a few Cartoons for a big Saturday night on the town. If you like George Sanders when he was young, this is the picture for you.


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