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The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  25 July 1945 (USA)
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The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ...
Rita Corday ...
Edward Brophy ...
Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
Sharyn Moffett ...
Annie Marshall
Fay Helm ...
Doreen Temple
Robert Armstrong ...
Duke Monette / De Forrest Marshall
Carl Kent ...
Rickey
George Holmes ...
Dalman
John Mylong ...
Peter Vantine / Carl Dudley
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Storyline

On vacation, Tom Lawrence--The Falcon--and his Brooklyn-born sidekick 'Goldie' Locke meet cute with a little girl named Annie whose nurse has just been murdered. Accompanying Annie home, The Falcon is arrested for kidnapping, but bailed out of jail by a mysterious woman (Helm). A labyrinthine plot then unfurls involving silk smuggling, a steamship called the S.S. Citadel and an ex-bootlegger named Duke Monette. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The lure of loveliness and the greed for gold lead four to fearful death...as the Falcon grapples with his most merciless foe! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Mystery

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Approved | See all certifications »
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25 July 1945 (USA)  »

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Contrabando  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The eleventh of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway. See more »

Goofs

In the opening of the film, The Falcon and Goldie are on an express train, The San Franciscan, which is travelling at high speed. At no time does the interior of the car give the impression it is part of a moving train as none of the train staff or passengers have any trouble walking and the drinks served remain completely steady without any shaking from the train movement. See more »

Quotes

Goldie Locke: [On seeing beautiful woman] If she can't help me with my income tax, nobody can.
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Connections

Followed by Search for Danger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
(1943) (uncredited)
For "The Sky's the Limit")
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played by house orchestra (music only) in nightclub scene.
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Falcon in San Francisco, The (1945)

** (out of 4)

A child's nanny is murdered and the girl kidnapped so naturally The Falcon (Tom Conway) is the main suspect so he must set out to find the truth. This is yet another tired entry in the RKO series and as usual the mystery is far more complicated than it needs to be. Conway sleepwalks his way through the role but I can't really blame him. The supporting cast isn't much better, although we do get Robert Armstrong in a small role. This film tries to bring some comedy back into the mix but it doesn't play out too well but the ending of the film works out very well.


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