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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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Getting a bit silly See more (9 total) »

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)
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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 .... recordist
James G. Stewart .... rerecordist
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Don Dillaway .... dialogue director (as Donald Dillaway)
Gertrude Bank .... stand-in: Barbara Hale (uncredited)
 
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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:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9735)

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:
Followed by The Falcon's Alibi (1946)See more »
Soundtrack:
Red River ValleySee more »

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5 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Getting a bit silly, 14 July 2007
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is the eighth of the Falcon series. At this point, the series gets a bit silly. Perhaps inspired by The Marx Brothers Go West (1940), this misguided attempt to combine a detective thriller with a stagecoach (still used by an eccentric) and men riding around with six-shooters on their hips (although it is 1944), seems a bizarre attempt to import an urban thriller into a Roy Rogers movie. The rocks and trees are the very same ones remembered from childhood, past which all the cowboys rode in all those black and white Westerns. There are even morose Indians, useful for a few gags, since when a white man says 'How' to one of them, the Indian answers: 'Very well, thank you.' There is a lot of humour, and some lively lines are spoken. The plot is sound, with some interesting twists like a ring containing rattlesnake venom with two sharp spikes, which can be jabbed into someone to simulate a rattlesnake bite. If some restraint had been shown (but none was, and all was thrown to the winds), this thriller-out-west could have worked, cowboys and all, with Tom Conway wryly observing the quaintness of Texas customs. However, all the good points of this Falcon thriller are drowned in a sea of Western silliness, like a gun floating in a bowl of mush. Falcon fans will want to watch it anyway, because they are forgiving souls.

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