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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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Beauty masks her murderous heart! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Mystery

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Release Date:

25 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 Appointment with Murder (1948) 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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Surprisingly good entry in Falcon series
20 November 2007 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

I watched this expecting, given the budget limitations of B-picture series, to see only a few "establishing shots" of San Francisco from stock footage, but a surprising number of scenes appear actually to have been shot on location -- or were at least very convincingly matted. Even more impressive is the film's rather successful grasp of San Francisco atmosphere. Too-handsome tough guys, a twisted dame with a streak of brutality, a gloomy Nob Hill mansion, and details like the extras in the nightclub scene and the furnishings in the dame's apartment are all done quite as well as in the higher-budgeted "Out of the Past." Some continuity elements seem to have been left on the cutting room floor, as in other RKO noirs, but to good effect, and it is obvious the bit players (including Dorothy Adams) were carefully chosen. Better preserved than some of the Falcon pictures, this one merits attention beyond the context of the series.


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