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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:
While not among the best Falcon films, this one is pretty good and worth a look 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)
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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 .... recordist
James G. Stewart .... rerecordist
 
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 (PCA #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:
Oye, mi corazónSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
While not among the best Falcon films, this one is pretty good and worth a look, 22 November 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

For my time, I would much rather watch an earlier Falcon film. That's because the George Sanders films were usually better written and more exciting--as well as starred the wonderful Sanders. With THE FALCON'S BROTHER, Sanders' real-life brother, Tom Conway, took over the leading role since Sanders wanted out of the series in order to pursue other acting opportunities. Now this was a very logical choice, as Conway looked a lot like Sanders and also had a similar lovely melodious voice. But despite this, I still found myself missing Sanders, as to me he was THE Falcon and the earlier films were just were written better and seemed so much fresher.

By 1944, Conway's Falcon had fallen into a rather predictable pattern that must have worked well at the time because they made so many of these films during a three year stretch--a HUGE output of 9 films! The public loved them and the series was more popular than contemporaries Boston Blackie, The Lone Wolf and Crime Doctor. So, despite my complaints, the series did work. Of course, I would contend that averaging three films a year was exactly why the films seemed not quite as good as the earlier ones--they were rushed into production and didn't seem as smooth or engaging as earlier ones.

Now THE FALCON IN Mexico is a bit better than most films of this period thanks to a relatively simple but engaging mystery. A low-point in the series was THE FALCON OUT WEST and I think most of the problem with that film was that there were too many twists and turns and surprises. Plus putting Conway out West just didn't fit his style and personality, though Mexico seemed a much better change of venues.

The plot involves the possibility that a famous dead painter MIGHT actually be alive. Either that, or the damsel in distress is losing her mind, as she keeps thinking she's seen her dead father. The Falcon, naturally, comes to her aid and by the end the mystery's all naturally been revealed.

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