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The Falcon in Mexico (1944)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  1 February 1945 (Australia)
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An artist's daughter becomes suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York. When a gallery owner is murdered, the Falcon and Miss Wade head for ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ...
Mona Maris ...
Barbara Wade (as Martha MacVicar)
Nestor Paiva ...
Manuel Romero
Mary Currier ...
Paula Dudley
Cecilia Callejo ...
Dolores Ybarra
Emory Parnell ...
Winthrop 'Lucky Diamond' Hughes
Joseph Vitale ...
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Don Carlos Ybarra (as Pedro De Cordoba)
Fernando Alvarado ...
Pancho Romero
Humphrey Wade


An artist's daughter becomes suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York. When a gallery owner is murdered, the Falcon and Miss Wade head for Mexico City to investigate. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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1 February 1945 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Detective Privado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Margo was originally announced for the Mona Maris role. See more »


Followed by The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Aaron González
Played on guitars by, and sung by Ruth Álvarez and Nita Hunter at the hotel
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The Falcon flies south ...
4 April 2007 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

… after 16 minutes anyway. Not that it detracts from a nice little comedy-mystery, but this was an even cheaper affair than usual from RKO as they used up a lot of stock rustic Mexican background film to lilting music here while the main characters glided or drove about in front. Tom Conway as the Falcon looked as handsome and debonair as ever (no. 9/13 – I don't count those last 3 non-RKO efforts with John Calvert), and had to do without the comedy double act of Clark and Gargan from now on.

Investigation of a painting painted by a dead man (with an art gallery eerily similar to the one in Woman In The Window) leads to murder and theft; the Falcon is chased by the cops while he's chasing the baddies all the way into deepest Mexico. The dead painter's daughter was played chockful of feminine intuition by Martha Vickers, next step for her was the cute Big Sleep. She also uttered my favourite line from all of the Falcon films – "My father lived at this inn while he was alive" – wonderful stuff! Nestor Paiva played a helpful ambiguous peasant and Joseph Vitale a rather unhelpful serious dancer, some of their best stuff was to come later with Paramount. The only downer was the climax could've been handled with a little more sensitivity, but in these pics time was money!

Another excellent and engrossing Falcon outing for the cognoscenti, serious people shouldn't waste their valuable time.

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