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The Falcon's Brother (1942)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 November 1942 (USA)
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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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Charlotte Wynters ...
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Jerry - Gay's Houseboy
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Carmela
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Valdez (as George Lewis)
Gwili Andre ...
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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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The fourth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring both Tom Conway and George Sanders. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene at Bayport, Tom Conway refers to Charles Arndt's character Moffett as Medford. See more »

Quotes

Tom LawrenceMarcia Brooks: Well, small world, isn't it?
Marcia Brooks: Yeah, and there are some very small people in it!
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Goodbye, George - Hello, Tom
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

George Sanders plays The Falcon for the last time in "The Falcon's Brother," a 1942 programmer starring Sanders, Tom Conway, and Jane Lawrence. The intricate plot focuses on a fashion house and a fashion magazine, poisoning with cigars, mistaken identity, and lots of other things in a mere 1 hour and 10 minutes or so. It's 1942, so you can also expect Nazis to be involved. "Something changed after Pearl Harbor," a character tells Gay (Sanders). "Most things," he agrees.

This film was the transition so that Sanders' real-life brother, Tom Conway, could take over the series. Sanders was somewhat smoother than his brother, more suave and handsome, but Conway was a serviceable actor, and their speaking voices were somewhat close. There was just something about Sanders that made him so good as the Falcon and the Saint - panache maybe. Both Gay and Tom go after the women like crazy in this one. Always fun and light entertainment.


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