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The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, War | 17 July 1943 (USA)
Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.

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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Phantom Pilot or Fiendish Killer?

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Crime | Mystery | War

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The sixth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Det. Bates: [At the airport] Where'd the Falcon get that other dame?
Insp. Timothy Donovan: Sometimes I think he takes 'em outta his hat!
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Followed by Search for Danger (1949) See more »

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Good straight mystery thriller
7 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the sixth of the Falcon series. In this film, the humour is largely abandoned except for a few gags, and concentration is given instead to producing a good straight mystery thriller. (Contrary to what the plot synopsis for this film says, it does not involve a plot against the government. There is no espionage in this story.) The film opens with a wonderful scene where a plane crash-lands at an airfield and is found to be empty of both pilots and passengers (reminiscent of the initial scene of the film 'Mr. Arkadin' by Orson Welles). The story is complex and baffling, so as a whodunit and a howdunit the film is excellent. Plenty of colour is added to the film by the Falcon's current 'fiancee', played by Amelita Ward with an authentic (rather than phoney) Texas accent as a loud and blundering Southern belle who constantly wants to ride her horse but rides the Falcon instead, relentlessly, until at the end he gets rid of her by sending her a false telegram in which her old boy friend asks her to marry him instead. There are some good villains and pretend-villains, numerous red herrings, and plenty of other fish to fry. A fun afternoon's viewing on a rainy day, and a worthy series entry.


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