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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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Complete credited cast:
Jane Randolph ...
Don Barclay ...
Cliff Clark ...
Edward Gargan ...
Eddie Dunn ...
Charlotte Wynters ...
Paul Harrington
Jerry - Gay's Houseboy
Amanda Varela ...
Valdez (as George Lewis)
Gwili Andre ...
Diane Medford


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 <>

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Release Date:

6 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hermano del halcón  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


Jerry - Gay's Houseboy: Why, Mr. Lefty, the newspapers said you were incarcerated.
Lefty: You know I never drink. I was pinched, but I beat the rap through a suspended sentence.
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Followed by The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) See more »

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One Falcon goes down, another rises.
22 September 2000 | by (Park Hills, Missouri USA) – See all my reviews

Of all the Falcon movies, this is probably the most tongue-in-cheek, or just plain "corn", but engaging nevertheless, and you had better pay attention to every bit of it or you'll be lost. The main reason for the film is that George Sanders wanted out of the role (this was the fourth in the series), and stipulated that he be killed in the plot, therefore avoiding any returns in the future. His real-life brother Tom Conway, fell heir to the series and went on to make nine appearances as the Falcon. In this offering, a dead body appears almost immediately, first thought to be that of the Falcon's brother. Not so! The ship that he was supposedly on also carried an assortment of spies and shady types, who weave in and out of the plot, giving both Falcons plenty of opportunities for sleuthing and woman-chasing. After sifting through all the South Americans, Mexicans, native New Yorkers and high-society women, the original Falcon (Sanders) gives his life shielding a foreign diplomat from an assassin's bullet. Just as it seems that it's all over for Falcon lovers, and brother Tom is about to head for home, he receives a telephone threat, so he decides to stay and become the Falcon himself! Nine more movies evolved in the series, now starring Tom Conway.

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