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The Falcon in Mexico (1944)

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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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Mona Maris ...
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Barbara Wade (as Martha MacVicar)
Nestor Paiva ...
Manuel Romero
Mary Currier ...
Paula Dudley
Cecilia Callejo ...
Dolores Ybarra
Emory Parnell ...
James Winthrop 'Lucky Diamond' Hughes
Joseph Vitale ...
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Pedro de Cordoba ...
Don Carlos Ybarra (as Pedro De Cordoba)
Fernando Alvarado ...
Pancho Romero
Bryant Washburn ...
Humphrey Wade
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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 Mexico City to investigate. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Horror-Mask Key Clue As Master-Killer Slays Four!

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Crime | Mystery

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1 February 1945 (Australia)  »

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Detective Privado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Fortunio Bonanova was in a "Hollywood Reporter" cast list for this movie, but he does not appear. See more »

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Negrita no me dejes
(uncredited)
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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It's not about the murders
16 September 2012 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This "Falcon" entry relocates to Mexico and features all the stock characters and situations that one would expect from Hollywood in that setting - some of which (the repeated footage of songs in the cantina, for instance) is obviously used simply as filler. But what raises the resulting film somewhat above average is the unexpected twist it manages to place on much of its material. Barbara's exotic young stepmother turns out to be genuinely attached to her, for instance, while the grinning, thick-witted Mexican who seems to be playing a part in a bad film turns out to be a very cool bird indeed.

There is some artful photography and some smart dialogue, and while there does seem to be a certain amount of tourist advertising blatantly inserted -- literally, as in photographs of travel brochures -- this film is more interesting than I thought it was going to be. Oddly enough, while it features a number of murders they are all left more or less in the background to the main mystery, which is the question of who faked the stolen portrait... or indeed, if it was faked at all...


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