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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Kent (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
25 July 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Beauty masks her murderous heart! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Falcon charm works on women of all ages See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Rita Corday ... Joan Marshall
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
Joan Beckstead ... Sexy Girl on Train (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Myrna Dell ... Beautiful Girl in Hotel Hall (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Arresting Policeman (uncredited)
Margaret Farrell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edmund Glover ... Star Coastal Lines Clerk (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Train Bystander (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Redcap (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Eden Nicholas ... Clerk (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Loomis - the Butler (uncredited)
Max Rose ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Maxine Semon ... Plain Girl in Hotel Hall (uncredited)
Hermine Sterler ... Ms. Carla Keyes (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Johnny Strong ... First Mate (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Linda Van Loon ... Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
Napoleon Whiting ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Mary Worth ... Dowager in Pullman Berth (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph H. Lewis 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Kent (screenplay) (as Robert Kent) and
Ben Markson (screenplay)

Robert E. Kent (original story) (as Robert Kent)

Michael Arlen (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Maurice Geraghty .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Virgil Miller (director of photography)
William A. Sickner (director of photography) (as William Sickner)
 
Film Editing by
Ernie Leadlay 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Charles F. Pyke  (as Charles Pyke)
 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin (set decorations) (as Victor Gangelin)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Mancke .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William R. Fox .... recordist (as William Fox)
Terry Kellum .... rerecordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Linwood G. Dunn .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Myers .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Earl B. Mounce .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #10774) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The eleventh of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
My Shining HourSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Falcon charm works on women of all ages, 6 July 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Tom Conway and retainer Ed Brophy are on their way to San Francisco on a train when they make the acquaintance of young Sharyn Moffett. The Falcon charm work on women of all ages and the little girl asks for his help saying she's become a prisoner in her own home. Her rather severe nurse is later murdered on the train and the Falcon and the always helpful Goldie Locke are involved.

Besides Moffett this caper will involve her older sister Rita Corday, a former bootlegger from Prohibition days Robert Armstrong, a Dutch importer John Mylong and a poor man's Gale Sondergaard Fay Helm.

This is one of the bloodiest Falcon episodes that RKO did. A whole lot of people die in this one, especially in an incredibly bloody climax.

Conway is charming as usual and Brophy provides much needed comic relief in this story. Still even his relief was too much. He reads that he can pay less income tax when married and starts coming on to every woman he sees with inevitable results. Now if Conway had done it...........

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