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The Falcon's Brother (1942)

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Tom Lawrence, Gay's brother, takes over for his injured sibling in a case which involves Nazi espionage and political assassination.

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Tom Conway ...
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Don Barclay ...
Lefty
Cliff Clark ...
Edward Gargan ...
Eddie Dunn ...
Charlotte Wynters ...
Arlette
James Newill ...
Paul Harrington
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Jerry - Gay's Houseboy
Amanda Varela ...
Carmela
George J. Lewis ...
Valdez (as George Lewis)
Gwili Andre ...
Diane Medford
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Storyline

Gay Lawrence, amateur detective known as The Falcon, learns that his brother Tom has been reported murdered on a ship arriving from South America. Gay pursues the murderers, despite the fact that he knows his brother is still alive. When he is disabled, his brother Tom takes over the case, investigating a fashion magazine involved in secret activities with German infiltrators. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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New Face -- Same Falcon -- as fiction's famous sleuth hands down a heritage of mob hate to THE Falcon's Brother See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

6 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falkens sista bragd  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally intended to be the last of the "Falcon" movies, as George Sanders wanted out of the series. See more »

Goofs

Cliff Clark's police car's front windshield inexplicably has no glass on the driver's side. See more »

Quotes

Tom Lawrence: Well, small world, isn't it?
Marcia Brooks: Yes; and there's some very small people in it.
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Connections

Followed by The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) See more »

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Enter the brother
19 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

George Sanders played The Saint and later played The Falcon. Wanting to move on to better things he appeared in 'The Falcon's Brother' with his real life brother Tom Conway who then inherits the role for future instalments.

The film was made several months after Pearl Harbour and this is incorporated in the plot with a hunt for renegade Nazis and an assassination plot, you even have poisoned cigars.

The film starts with the Falcon finding out that his brother may have died, in fact he has not and later on the Falcoln himself is injured when someone tries to run him down. Conway takes over to continue the investigation and in the final reel the Falcoln is shot, presumably fatally and Conway assumes his identity.

The film still mixes B movie standards with humour, its mainly played for laughs but its not so interesting and the acting is a bit pantomime.


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