Tom Lawrence, the Falcon, is called to the Bluecliff School for young ladies to look into the murder of one of its professors (and hopefully cover up the scandal such a murder will entail). After his arrival murder strikes again. Written by
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In the previous Falcon film, released only months earlier, both Jean Brooks and Amelita Ward played different romantic romantic interests for Tom Conway. RKO must have believed filmgoers had a short memory. See more »
Towards the end of the film, The Falcon and Vicky Gaines are walking along the studio cliff top path (with back projection scenery), discussing Dr. Graelich's marriage to gain access to the U.S. The next shot has him following them on the actual uphill and uneven cliff top path, with his hair disheveled from the breeze. However, when he then joins them, his hair is neatly combed and he answers the question concerning his marriage, notwithstanding he could not possibly have heard their discussion as he was some yards away on the cliff path at the time. See more »
I have to admit that I am an unabashed fan of Tom Conway. For the most part, Falcon movies are highly entertaining. Certainly no one will ever confuse a `Falcon' movie with great art, but it is impossible to watch them and not be amused. In this case the interaction between the Falcon and the three Ughs is terrific, humorous and, in its manner, touching. I can not help but smile as the young women of Blue Cliff cast eyes at the famous and romantic Falcon.
As with most `Falcon' movies the plot is secondary. You watch to see Tom Lawrence out smart the police (ably played by Cliff Clark and Ed Gargen), flirt with pretty women (Jean Brooks) and in general act as a proto-Bond (without the gadgets and violence).
If you want to a new view of life, look for a Bergman film. If you wish to see film as art I would recommend The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. If you want to spend a fun evening with a loved one (or ones) and a bowl of Orville with root beer, it is hard to beat a Falcon movie, and this is a good example of the serial.
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