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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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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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6 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Falkens sista bragd  »

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lefty: Lieutenant, you got nothing on me. My being here was strictly co-accidental.
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Follows The Gay Falcon (1941) See more »

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George Sanders hands off Falcon role to brother Tom Conway
29 November 2013 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

George Sanders makes his last appearance as Gay Lawrence, aka the Falcon, in this fun if fairly standard B mystery. There's a corpse in an ocean liner stateroom; the victim is apparently Tom Lawrence, the Falcon's brother; Gay Lawrence goes aboard and quietly identifies the body. Not surprisingly, it's not as simple as all that.

A clever shot introduces Tom Conway as the Falcon's brother: First we watch the Falcon, just off of the ship, race off in a taxi following another taxi as the cops hop into their car to follow him. Then, over in a shadow, we see a dark figure strike a match and light a cigarette, his face lit up just for a moment before the match goes out and he is in darkness again. It's the Falcon's brother—not so dead—watching it all from the shadows.

Eventually we learn that the plot involves Nazi espionage, some South American spies, and a fashion magazine. The cast of characters includes the usual grumpy police inspector (Cliff Clark, this time, as an Inspector Donovan) and dumb assistant detective (Edward Gargan back as Detective Bates, always saying "Sorry, Chief").

Jane Randolph is lively and funny as the usual spunky girl reporter who sticks her nose in and helps out: "Well, I'm only a fashion reporter," she admits early on, "but I'll get a police beat someday!"

Conway is good as the new Falcon, stepping into the role quite confidently. Sanders, on his way out of the series, is perhaps a little less interested…but fun to watch nevertheless, especially in the couple of scenes he shares with brother Conway.


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