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Director:
Writers:
Billy Jones (original screenplay) and
Morton Grant (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 March 1945 (Portugal) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Carole Gallagher ... Vanessa Drake

Barbara Hale ... Marion Colby
Joan Barclay ... Mrs. Irwin
Cliff Clark ... Inspector Timothy Donovan
Edward Gargan ... Homicide Detective Bates (as Ed Gargan)
Minor Watson ... Dave Colby
Donald Douglas ... Attorney Steven Hayden (as Don Douglas)

Lyle Talbot ... Tex Irwin
Lee Trent ... Dusty
Perc Launders ... Red
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Anderson ... Wally Waldron (uncredited)
Patti Brill ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Tom Burton ... Photographer (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Sheriff Bob (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Coroner (uncredited)
Harry Clay ... Hall (uncredited)
Joe Cody ... Toni, an Indian (uncredited)
Zedra Conde ... Carlita Rodriguez (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps ... Second Policeman Murphy (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Nightclub Bartender (uncredited)
Edmund Glover ... Frank Daley (uncredited)
Mary Halsey ... Cissy (uncredited)
Daun Kennedy ... Gloria (uncredited)
Rosemary La Planche ... Mary (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Photographer (uncredited)
Margaret Landry ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Barbara Lynn ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Chef Milani ... Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
Bill Nestell ... Bill, the Ranch Chef (uncredited)
Shirley O'Hara ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Cowpoke at Train Station (uncredited)
Elaine Riley ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Charlie - Nightclub Drunk (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Chief Thunderbird ... Eagle Feather (uncredited)

Lawrence Tierney ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Husky Colby Cowboy (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... First Policeman Callahan (uncredited)
Steve Winston ... Colby Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
William Clemens 
 
Writing credits
Billy Jones (original screenplay) and
Morton Grant (original screenplay)

Michael Arlen (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Maurice Geraghty .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography) (as Harry Wild)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Milford 
Theron Warth (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Alfred Herman 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
William Stevens (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. Casey .... assistant director (as James Casey)
 
Sound Department
Bailey Fesler .... recorded by
James G. Stewart .... rerecorded by
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Don Dillaway .... dialogue director (as Donald Dillaway)
Gertrude Bank .... stand-in: Barbara Hale (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
64 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-7 (2005) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #9735) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) (uncredited)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The eighth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Lawrence, aka The Falcon:There are three things one can never be sure about - horses, the weather, and women.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows The Falcon's Brother (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
Git Along, Little DogieSee more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Has bite, 1 April 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

This time the Falcon goes Wild West, which was a nice change from the asphalt based crimes he usually dealt with – like a breath of fresh air. It's only a pity that cynical Cliff Clark and gorging Ed Gargan in their last Falcon film weren't given some horse riding to do too!

Tom Conway as Tom Lawrence doesn't want to get mixed up in a beautiful damsel in distress's marital problems but immediately takes over when the ex-husband is murdered by snakebite venom in a New York nightclub. The trail takes him – and all of the suspects too - back to the dead man's ranch and his Will, where the plot thickens. Favourite bit: the sudden late night poker game trying to hide the fact there was something to hide from the cops, to their disbelief. The barbecue evening was lovely with young Barbara Hale adding nicely to the scenery, Gargan concentrating on the food, Clark smoking in the background with the host and the Falcon concentrating on solving the crime – it only needed the Merry Mac's to round it off!

If you prefer serious meaningful modern films you sure wasted your time! It was a nice little unassuming atmospheric whodunit without being either heavy or too taxing of course, just how I like 'em in fact.

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