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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 »
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A fairly uninspiring entry in the series that continues the gimmick of the location from Out West 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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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:
Some of the Latin American exterior footage that is seen behind the opening credits, and which is inter-cut with the studio-shot scenes and projected behind the cast in some sequences, is rumored but unconfirmed to have come from Orson Welles' never-completed and Brazilian-located RKO documentary "It's All True"; that project was itself the subject of a documentary, It's All True (1993).See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Search for Danger (1949)See more »
Soundtrack:
Negrita no me dejesSee more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A fairly uninspiring entry in the series that continues the gimmick of the location from Out West, 8 January 2007
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Never far from women or trouble, Tom Lawrence meets both when he meets Dolores Ybarra trying to get into a door and recover a painting she did. Helping her, Lawrence realises he was duped and that the painting is of her, not by her. These trifling issues are put to one side when they discover a body in the building. The girl flees and, suspected of the murder (as usual), Lawrence does too. The problem with the painting is that the painter actually died 15 years earlier, but yet the portrait must have been done recently. Lawrence seeks out the artist's daughter Barbara, who reveals a mystery around her father's death and the two head to Mexico to investigate further.

After being Out West, the film series continues its attempts to freshen things up by "being places" rather than doing things. In this case we have a lazy travelogue that takes us to Mexico with lots of backdrops and footage (with supposedly a famous source!). The mystery starts out well enough and does offer intrigue to a point but it is pretty much lost in the delivery, which seems more interesting in providing a lot of footage of Mexico instead. This bothered me a bit because I was interested by the set up but this waned as I realised that the film itself wasn't that fussed. Berke's direction is fine I'm sure but he is continually overshadowed by the stock footage (supposedly shot by Orson Welles) which regularly takes centre stage. The film also features a couple of songs (a common filler in b-movie world), they aren't much cop here but do add a sanitised flavour of Mexico.

Conway is not as smooth as he was in some other of the Falcon films. He is still recognisable as the same character but it does feel like he is going through the motions somewhat with this one. He lacks much in the way of support here as well as his regular comic companions of the police and Goldie/Lefty are absent. Instead we have a bit of life from Paiva in a good sidekick character. Maris, Vickers, Currier, Callejo and others all do so-so jobs but nobody has much conviction about anything – probably not helped by the material.

Overall then a fairly uninspiring entry in the series that continues the gimmick of the location from Out West. The stock footage is all well and good but the mystery becomes slack and uninteresting all too quickly.

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