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Writers:
Billy Jones (original screenplay) and
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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)
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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 Devil's Cargo (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Git Along, Little DogieSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Falcon heads to the politically incorrect west, 24 November 2009
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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