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The Gay Falcon (1941)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 24 October 1941 (USA)
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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A society grand dame, played by Gladys Cooper, who hosts charity parties in her home is mixed up in a jewel theft racket which defrauds insurance companies. When another socialite played by Lucile Gleason 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, A.Nonymous

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El halcón galante  »

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This film, the first in RKO's series of films based on Michael Arlen's character "The Falcon," was the only one actually based on an Arlen story. See more »

Quotes

Helen Reed: [as Gay appears preoccupied] Are you reasoning something out or something?
Gay Lawrence: Yes, I'm wondering if I lived here, where'd I hide something if I wee clever and had something to hide.
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Connections

Followed by The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943) See more »

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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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