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The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery | 25 July 1945 (USA)
The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco.

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Doreen Temple
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De Forrest Marshall
Carl Kent ...
Rickey
George Holmes ...
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John Mylong ...
Carl Dudley
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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25 July 1945 (USA)  »

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Contrabando  »

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

Goofs

When Lawrence jumps on the trolley-car, 2 young women are sitting at the back. In the next shot, there is only one man. 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

Follows The Falcon in Danger (1943) 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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The Falcon Meets a Little Girl, Very Charming, Good Mystery
29 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the eleventh Falcon film, notable for the entry of a child actress in a major role. Having the Falcon exchange witty lines with Sharyn Moffett who in the film 'will be 18 in nine years' time', as she puts it, and who 'has decided to marry Tom Lawrence (the Falcon)' when she grows up 'but then he'll have to stop chasing after other girls', is a refreshing and amusing change. Tom Conway does very well at communicating with a kid, and Sharyn is charming in the part. Unfortunately, the hideously boring and coarse Edward Brophy is the Falcon's sidekick in this one, which is so annoying. There is a marvellous wicked femme fatale in this one played by Fay Helm, who obviously finds it delicious to be devilish. Rita Corday appears in her fifth Falcon film, and has become a reliable fixture in the series. Robert Armstrong, solid and good viewing, appears in this one and adds conviction to a double identity. The film is well directed by Joseph H. Lewis, his one foray into falconry, with some good San Francisco location shots, excellent framing, and a nice pace. The story is satisfying in its puzzling complexity, and we really can't figure out very much at all until we get near the end. Falconers will enjoy this one, and lesser mortals should too.


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