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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:
The Falcon flies south ... 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 ... James 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)
Iris Bynam ... Maid (uncredited)
Nina Campana ... Dueña (uncredited)
Chester Carlisle ... Grenville - Corpse (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Jarvis - Hughes' Butler (uncredited)
Greta Christensen ... Isabel (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Mexican Peasant (uncredited)
John Eberts ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Geneva Hall ... Dance Specialty (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Second Ajax Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Henry ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Nita Hunter ... Mexican Singer (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Domingo - Mexican Detective (uncredited)
Manuel López ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Leo Martin ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Inspector O'Shea (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Detective Marks - with O'Shea (uncredited)
Lillian Nicholson ... Indian Woman (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Martinez - Mexican Detective (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... O'Connor - Policeman (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 ... Hoffman - First Ajax Policeman (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra Jr. ... Chico - Boy in Water (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 .... rerecorded by
 
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:

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Trivia:
Fortunio Bonanova was in a "Hollywood Reporter" cast list for this movie, but he does not appear.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by The Falcon's Alibi (1946)See more »
Soundtrack:
Negrita no me dejesSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Falcon flies south ..., 4 April 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

… 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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