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Release Date:
25 July 1945 (USA) See more »
Beauty masks her murderous heart! (original poster) See more »
The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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 ... De Forrest Marshall
Carl Kent ... Rickey
George Holmes ... Dalman
John Mylong ... 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)
Russell Custer ... Taxi Driver (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)

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 .... sound recordist (as William Fox)
Terry Kellum .... sound re-recordist
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Linwood G. Dunn .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert 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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66 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #10774) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

The eleventh of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Goldie Locke:[On seeing beautiful woman] If she can't help me with my income tax, nobody can.See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Glad to have metten up with this one, 7 April 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

After 5 Falcon films without him, Goldie Lock makes his return with Ed Brophy in his first of 2 – although he had played a cop in the 1st Falcon film in 1941 too. This was also Tom Conway's 8th outing in the title role - this time with a cold - to Rita Corday's 5th as suspect. "In San Francisco" was an earthier entry in the series, with some realistic acting, more violence to go with some of the seedier locales and a punchier storyline: all adding up to make an excellent film [11/13].

A little girls' guardian is found dead on a sleeper train, suave passengers Tom Lawrence and Goldie offer to take her home but get arrested for child abduction. It turns even nastier when various shady parties think that the Falcon's working for the other side, leading to him getting roughed up in his quest to find out what's going on. The trail leads to an ex-bootlegger, an old moll in a ridiculous hat, silk smuggling – in short, an interesting and cogent plot with a satisfying climax. Thankfully the possibilities with cute little Annie in tow were not taken up, a very brief bedtime reading of Peter And The Wolf was as close as we got. Comedy was supplied by Brophy with the running gag of him trying to become a married poyson to save on his income tax payments.

It's always been my favourite Conway Falcon movie, best for those of us who like watching 1940's b&w detective b pics whether in a series or not.

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