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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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Elinor Benford (as Anne Hunter)
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Noel Weber
Turhan Bey ...
Manuel Retana
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Lucile Gleason ...
Vera Gardner
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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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A slick super-sleuth portrayed by the star who played "The Saint" (original print-ad) See more »


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24 October 1941 (USA)  »

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El halcón galante  »

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The first of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring George Sanders (and later Tom Conway). 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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One of the best B-movie detective films thanks to terrific and witty dialog
16 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy B-movie detective movies such as Charlie Chan, Sherlock Holmes and The Falcon. However, I also must admit that so often these films all tend to look a lot alike. Plots, characters and pacing is often so similar that they don't seem to stand out. In the case of The Falcon, this is made even worse since the earlier RKO series, The Saint, is virtually indistinguishable from The Falcon--and both starred George Sanders for much of their run! So, it was with great pleasure that I watched this film because it WAS different. The plot itself was very good, but what really stood out in this first Falcon movie was the amazingly witty dialog! Again and again and again, the film abounded with sharp comments and great humor. And, for once, the lady assistant was wonderful and didn't make the usual stupid decisions sidekicks make AND had some great lines herself. All in all, I can't think of another B-detective film that's made me laugh as much.


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