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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The seventh of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway. See more »
In the denouement, Marguerita Serena, is standing on the cliff ledge being persuaded by Mary Phoebus to jump into the sea. She gradually inches forward and is standing on the brink and puts one foot over the edge, with Mary Phoebus behind and to the side of her. However, in the next shot they have reversed positions, with Marguerita now a yard from the edge and Mary nearer the edge. As The Falcon, who has come down the cliff path, grabs Marguerita, Mary spins round and plunges off the ledge. 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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