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
First film in RKO's Falcon series has George Sanders playing the Detective who must try and track down a jewel thief who's also leaving bodies piled up. This is the first in the series that I've seen and this one here wasn't too bad but it's still not a good movie by any means. The film goes by pretty quickly with some minor laughs but the mystery aspect isn't too interested, although there is a nice twist at the end. Sanders gives a good performance in the lead as he's able to be quite charming and sly in a good way. Allen Jenkins steals the show as the Falcon's assistant and Wendy Barrie is pretty good as the woman who goes to the Falcon for help.
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