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Two industrialists disappear from an airplane while the plane is in the air. Also missing is $100,000. The Falcon investigates and discovers a plot against the government. Written by
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At the start of the film when the airliner is shown crashing the model is of a conventional small twin-engined airliner. In the live action shots after the crash it has the unusual twin horizontal tail structures supported by several vertical surfaces of the Capelis XC-12, also used in Five Came Back (1939). See more »
[Referring to his fiancee's missing industrialist father]
Why, the old man and I are like thar.
[He puts his two fingers together]
I'm in his corner. We're pals!
Handy things, rich fathers. All the best families have them.
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Conway makes an acceptable Falcon but script is too busy...
A plane lands with nobody aboard, making a crash landing on automatic pilot. The police come to The Falcon (TOM CONWAY) for assistance in the mystery of the vanishing crew but he's reluctant to help them. That is, until a pretty girl tells him her father was aboard the plane and wants him to help her. His girlfriend, a Southern gal played by AMELITA WARD, persuades the Falcon to take the case.
The plot thickens when another damsel in distress shows up, the niece of a wealthy man who needs to find her uncle and reveals a blackmail plot over missing securities that makes her afraid there's been a kidnapping. All of this happens within the first fifteen minutes, so you can see how crammed with events the plot gets in a very short time.
Despite all the red herrings, I did manage to put my finger on the right suspect long before the end. Too much plotting spoils enjoyment of this one with too much cramming of plots and sub-plots in brief running time.
Trivia note: AMELITA WARD, who plays the annoying and whining Southern woman that Conway manages to get rid of, was the body double for Olivia de Havilland's twin sister in THE DARK MIRROR ('46).
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