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Director:
Writers:
George Worthing Yates (original screenplay) and
Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 February 1945 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Horror-Mask Key Clue As Master-Killer Slays Four!
Plot:
An artist's daughter becomes suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
It's not about the murders See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Mona Maris ... Raquel

Martha Vickers ... 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 ... Anton
Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Carlos Ybarra (as Pedro De Cordoba)
Fernando Alvarado ... Pancho Romero

Bryant Washburn ... Humphrey Wade
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chiche Baru ... Señorita (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Mexican Townsman (uncredited)
Iris Bynam ... Maid (uncredited)
Nina Campana ... Dueña (uncredited)
Chester Carlisle ... Grenville (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Jarvis (uncredited)
Greta Christensen ... Isabel (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Mexican Peasant (uncredited)
John Eberts ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Elias Gamboa ... Mexican Townsman (uncredited)
Geneva Hall ... Dance Specialty (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Ajax Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Henry ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Nita Hunter ... Mexican Singer (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Domingo (uncredited)
Manuel López ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Leo Martin ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Inspector O'Shea (uncredited)
David O. McCall ... Mexican Townsman (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Detective Marks (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Cantina Customer (uncredited)
Lillian Nicholson ... Indian Woman (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Mexican Detective (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Dorothy Olivero ... Maid (uncredited)
Theodore Rand ... Dance Specialty (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Mexican Doctor (uncredited)
Lorraine Rivero ... Headwaitress (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Cantina Customer (uncredited)
Alan Ward ... Ajax Policeman (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra Jr. ... Boy (uncredited)
Ruth Álvarez ... Mexican Singer (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
 
Writing credits
George Worthing Yates (original screenplay) and
Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay)

Michael Arlen (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Maurice Geraghty .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Noriega 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter (set decorations) (as Claude Carpenter)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank McWhorter .... recorded by
James G. Stewart .... sound re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Bernard Herrmann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Mari .... technical adviser
Russell Hopton .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Sid Rogell .... supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
70 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-7 (2005) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #10055) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The ninth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Devil's Cargo (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Negrita no me dejesSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
It's not about the murders, 16 September 2012
Author: Igenlode Wordsmith from England

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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