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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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Tom Conway ...
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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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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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El hermano del halcón  »

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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 »

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

Quotes

Marcia Brooks: Can't we get loose?
Tom Lawrence: I'm afraid we're tied with typical German efficiency.
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Switching falcons
5 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth of the Falcon films, in which both George Sanders and his real life brother Tom Conway appear. It was the occasion for the handover of the role. Sanders and Conway have many scenes together, and vie to out-do each other in suaveness and urbanity, and it is a tie. Then Sanders is knocked unconscious and spends much of the film in bed, which he doubtless found restful. At the end, Sanders sacrifices his life in the struggle against Nazism (it is after all 1942 and the plot deals with German agents) and presto, Tom Conway is and for the remaining series of films will be the Falcon. This film has a higher budget than the preceding ones (there is even a ship), the plot is complicated, it is all more solid and convincing. In fact, it is a very entertaining tale. Keye Luke has now become the falcon's butler, adding his own charm and wit to the team, and doing amusing impersonations of pidgin English (he was Chinese) when he wants to put off 'dames' who phone too often. The falcon's sidekick is now played by Don Barclay, which like the addition of Keye Luke is a great improvement. This film was edited by Mark Robson, later to be a famous director, and the improved editing shows. However, because the screenwriters have changed, all the great gags and one-liners have disappeared, there is no more crackling dialogue, and the Falcon series is no longer a laugh a minute.


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