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The Falcon in Danger (1943)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  17 July 1943 (USA)
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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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Tom Conway ...
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Iris Fairchild
Elaine Shepard ...
Nancy Palmer
Amelita Ward ...
Bonnie Caldwell
Cliff Clark ...
Edward Gargan ...
Det. Bates (as Ed Gargan)
Clarence Kolb ...
Stanley Harris Palmer
Felix Basch ...
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Richard Davies ...
Kenneth Gibson
Richard Martin ...
George Morley
Erford Gage ...
Evan Morley
Eddie Dunn ...
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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

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17 July 1943 (USA)  »

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Crime sem Rasto  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In an interesting take on double standards, when Tom Conway and Jean Brooks fall on their derrières in the roller skating rink, he had a stuntman to take the fall, but Brooks was left to do the stunt herself. 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

Iris Fairchild: Why are you suddenly so interested in me?
Tom Lawrence: Beautiful and mysterious women always interest me.
Iris Fairchild: Mysterious... ?
Tom Lawrence: ...and unpredictable.
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Followed by Appointment with Murder (1948) See more »

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Conway makes an acceptable Falcon but script is too busy...
19 November 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

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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