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The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Drama | 8 December 1944 (USA)
The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot.

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Veda Ann Borg ...
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Martin S. Dwyer
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Konstantin Shayne ...
Alec Hoffman
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Inspector McBride
Frank Jenks ...
Lieutenant Higgins
Jean Brooks ...
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 ...
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Storyline

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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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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El halcón en Hollywood  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Louie Buchanan: [with menace] You see too much - you think too much - and you breathe too much...
Tom Lawrence: [helpfully] Yeah, and bet too much on the wrong horses.
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Connections

Follows The Falcon in Danger (1943) See more »

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Tropicana
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Music by Aaron González
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Falcon in Hollywood, The (1944)

*** (out of 4)

Entertaining entry in RKO's series has The Falcon (Tom Conway) on vacation in Hollywood when a famous actor is murdered. The finger points to various people in the production so The Falcon must sort it all out. This is perhaps the best that I've seen from the series due in large part to a very good supporting cast and a nice little mystery that remains interesting throughout the film. Most of the action takes place on the backlot of a studio so we get all sorts of nice scenes, which work themselves well into the mystery. A lot of Hollywood props are used as gags or evidence and this too adds to the fun. The characters working on the film within the film are all very entertaining. We get your typical crazy German director, the playboy, a jealous wannabe star and a producer who's always going around quoting Shakespeare. Conway is also very energetic here and delivers his best performance in the role since The Falcon's Brother.


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