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The Falcon Out West (1944)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  19 March 1945 (Portugal)
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When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim was slipped rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own ... See full summary »

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When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim was slipped rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own kidnapping and near death. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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

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Tom Lawrence, aka The Falcon: There are three things one can never be sure about - horses, the weather, and women.
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Follows The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943) See more »

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Played and sung by a quartet at the barbecue
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The Falcon heads to the politically incorrect west
24 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice idea - bringing the urbane Falcon (Tom Conway) out west to solve the murder of a rancher (Lyle Talbot) killed by a rattlesnake bite in New York City. The rancher had a fiancée (Carole Gallagher), an ex-wife (Joan Irwin), and helpers (Minor Watson and Barbara Hale as his daughter), all of whom seem to have something to hide. Once out west, the search is on for the rancher's will and deed to his house, and the Falcon finds himself in danger.

This is actually a pretty good mystery with some old-fashioned Indians and prejudices thrown in - this is pretty common in old films, and gives one a good idea of the sensibilities of the time. Barbara Hale, who went on to play Della Street on "Perry Mason" is the most familiar face here - young and pretty, she started out as an RKO starlet. Carole Gallagher, the fiancée, had the beauty of a Lana Turner but alas, none of the spark, and her career didn't amount to much. Tom Conway does a good job at the Falcon, but I admit that I prefer George Sanders in the role.

This is an okay entry into the series.


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