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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 ...
Jane Randolph ...
Don Barclay ...
Cliff Clark ...
Edward Gargan ...
Eddie Dunn ...
Charlotte Wynters ...
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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6 November 1942 (USA)  »

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El hermano del halcón  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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

Lefty: He's almost as bad as his brother, only worse.
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Follows The Gay Falcon (1941) See more »

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Typical Falcon
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Falcon's Brother, The (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fourth in the series was also the last to feature George Sanders as he was growing tired with the role. This time out The Falcon (Sanders) gets put into a coma so his brother (Tom Conway) shows up to take over a case involving Nazis. Having Sanders top billed here is a major cheat since he's only in the opening ten minutes and the final five. The rest of the time has his character lying in bed but all the scenes in his room are shot without showing an actor, which makes it clear Sanders wasn't there. Conway was Sanders real life brother so that's a unique little thing and he does a fine job at carrying the film and he would do so for eleven more features. The story itself is pretty interesting but it certainly misses Allen Jenkins whose character isn't here but another character played by Don Barclay takes over.


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