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The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)

 -  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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7 May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falken slår till  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The artwork on Tom Lawrence's wall is by the famous pinup artist Alberto Vargas. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Timothy Donovan: [to Bates and Grimes after finding the missing car key in his pocket] Don't nobody say anything. All I want is silence and very little of that.
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Followed by The Falcon in Mexico (1944) See more »

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One of the more enjoyable Falcon entries...but all the clichés are there...
26 September 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Entertaining little mystery with a puppeteer theme among the sub-plots and easy to watch. TOM CONWAY, sounding amazingly like his brother George Sanders who originated the role of the Falcon, does a commendable job of mixing sleuthing with romance.

Jane Randolph is good as the romantic interest, but Harriet Hilliard offers little evidence of either acting ability or future possibilities as a romantic lead. She had a much brighter future on TV.

The plot has something to do with war bonds but only serves to provide a modicum of interest until the murderer is finally revealed. Edgar Kennedy has one of his more memorable roles here.

A breezy entry in the series, very watchable. Amusing to see Cliff Edwards (of "Pinocchio" fame) in a supporting role.


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