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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 ...
Jane Randolph ...
Don Barclay ...
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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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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)  »

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Falkens sista bragd  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The brother of George Sanders, Tom Conway appropriately enough portray brothers. This film was Sanders' final appearance as "The Falcon," a role he had grown tired of. Sanders hands off the role to Conway, who took it up for nine subsequent films through 1946. See more »

Goofs

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

Followed by The Falcon Out West (1944) See more »

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Conway takes over so the Falcon series can go on...
30 December 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid I used to enjoy these Falcon movies, but today they seem so corny and the images are so confined to the B-movie genre that they're barely watchable today. This one only interests me because it's the last in the series for GEORGE SANDERS, who insisted on bowing out of the Falcon series by having himself killed by an assassin's bullet in the final reel. This gave TOM CONWAY, who shares the screen with his half-brother in this one, the chance to assume the Falcon role for the next nine films.

This one involves Nazi spies, Latin America, poisoned cigars, an assassination attempt on a Latin American diplomat and lots of red herrings to hide the fact that The Saint is not the only one assigned to the case. It's a modest entry in the series and never rises above the routine material to be anything more than a forgettable programmer.

JANE RANDOLPH proves that she had a certain style as the feminine lead and her scenes with Conway and Sanders are the most enjoyable aspects of the film.


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