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The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)

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The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot.

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Martin S. Dwyer
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Konstantin Shayne ...
Alec Hoffman
Emory Parnell ...
Inspector McBride
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Lieutenant Higgins
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Roxanna Miles
Rita Corday ...
Lili D'Allio
Walter Soderling ...
Ed Johnson
Useff Ali ...
Mohammed Nogari
Robert Clarke ...
Perc Saunders
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George DeNormand ...
Truck Driver (scenes deleted)
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Vacationing in Hollywood doesn't free the Falcon from investigating murder. The victim is an actor whose fashion designer wife has been having an affair with a director. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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8 December 1944 (USA)  »

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El halcón en Hollywood  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the chase towards Sunset Studio Billie is driving her cab with Lawrence sitting in the back. When they get out at the studio gates Lawrence gets out from behind the wheel and Billie from the back. See more »

Quotes

Billie Atkins: Those lady drivers, they'll kill you.
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Follows The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) See more »

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Palomita Mia
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Music by Aaron González
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One of the best Falcon films
28 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the tenth Falcon film. It is one of the most amusing and satisfactory of the series. A new director, Gordon Douglas, came into the series, and injected some much-needed fresh energy. But chiefly, this film is remarkable for the pairing of Tom Conway with a female sidekick, a cabbie named Billie, played to superb comic effect by Veda Ann Borg. The two have a wonderful magic together. The producers had stumbled on a formula here which could have generated several more films of the wise-cracking guy and gal type, similar to the Thin Man series. But they retained neither the girl nor the director in future films, which shows that they were asleep at the wheel by this time. It is true that Veda Ann Borg's character gets a bit annoying after a while, through over-persistence, but that could so easily have been fixed. She and Tom Conway 'clicked' because she was not in the category of wolf's prey, so that he could relate to her as a person rather than as a curved shape (not that she was lacking in that department either, but her personality obliterated her looks entirely). Jean Brooks is there again, in her fourth Falcon film. Her icy demeanour makes her once again a chilling suspect. She always added so much to these films, because she was so convincing as either a villainess or a potential one. This film is extremely remarkable for a detective film of the 1940s in that a very large proportion of the dialogue consists of direct quotations from William Shakespeare, most of it uttered by John Abbott, by origin an Englishman who knew how to say the lines properly (he had appeared in England in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1937) and 'Mrs. Miniver' (1942) and was well grounded in the Bard). There is also one witty exchange of Shakespearian lines between Tom Conway and John Abbott. There is a wonderful cameo by an obscure uncredited actor, Chester Clute, as the manager of an apartment building (called a 'hotel' in the IMDb character list, though it was not a hotel in the story). The shots around Los Angeles and the RKO sound stages and lot are also fascinating. This is a real winner for avid Falconers.


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