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The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  7 May 1943 (USA)
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Tom Lawrence, who has inherited his brother's sobriquet of "The Falcon," is framed for the theft of war bonds and murder.

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The Falcon is framed for the murder of a banker and the theft of war bonds. He makes his escape into the mountains where he hides out in a rustic lodge. From here he uncovers a phony war bond operation. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Falken slår till  »

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As far as the cops in the series go, this is the third of Cliff Clark's five appearances as Inspector Timothy Donovan, the fifth of Edward Gargan's eight appearances as Detective Bates, and the fourth of five appearances of Eddie Dunn as Detective Grimes. See more »

Quotes

Tom Lawrence: Lesson Number One in how to catch a murderer... never accept the obvious.
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Follows The Falcon's Brother (1942) See more »

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Bold start for Tom Conway
16 March 2004 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

First in the series in which Tom Conway stars fully on his own as the Falcon. Tom starts and ends this movie by being dragged into danger by a beautiful damsel in distress – Rita Corday starts her appearances in the series with this film. Some good comic bits include two tramps telling Tom the time by an improvised sundial (and then commenting on how fortunate they are for their state of affairs compared to Tom). The basic plot involves a war bond theft, a murder at a swimming pool, and Tom's relationship with Jane Randolph (who swoons to his kiss). Cliff Edwards' only appearance as Goldie Locke (better portrayed in later films by Edward Brophy). Edwards does much better later as the voice of Jiminy Cricket. Edgar Kennedy seems miscast but the introduction of a puppeteer as a character is interesting. An early Harriet Hilliard as a resort manager will be more remembered in the Ozzie and Harriet TV series. The Falcon and his cronies always seem to outmaneuver and yet assist the bumbling policemen. The past is too fast for much character development. Good directing saves this entry into what is otherwise only a fair series.


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