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George Worthing Yates (original screenplay) and
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Release Date:
1 February 1945 (Australia) See more »
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  (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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
70 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:K-7 (2005) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #10055) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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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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A Lesser Falcon, 26 June 2013
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

So is artist Wade alive or not. His daughter seems to think so even though he's supposedly ensconced in a crypt in Mexico. Fear not, however, the Falcon (Conway) is on the case. Actually the ingredients of a good mystery are present but the script mixes them up in a sloppy fashion. Much of the problem, as other reviewers note, is the big travelogue part, which only gets out of Hollywood proper thanks to some artistic Orson Welles stock footage. Otherwise it's process shots and RKO's backlot, along with that all-purpose ethnic Nestor Paiva (Manuel) furnishing a dollop of comic relief. Then too, the musical interludes tend to interrupt at inconvenient times. (Still, I really like the enchanting two little girl singers Hunter & Alvarez.)

What's worth watching for the guys, at least, are the gals, especially Vickers who's downright beautiful, at least in my book. I could have used a couple dozen more close-ups. Too bad the director treats her so casually. Anyway, the smooth-as-silk Conway is on hand to lend this slapdash programmer some class. But he really was better off with the great Val Lewton and his classic horror fests than he is here.

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