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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Kent (screenplay) and
Ben Markson (screenplay) ...
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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:
Characters Carry the Movie 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)

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 .... recorded by (as William Fox)
Terry Kellum .... rerecording by
 
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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Runtime:
66 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA 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 »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Search for Danger (1949)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Shining HourSee more »

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Characters Carry the Movie, 9 July 2013
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Nothing special here but should please fans of the series. The plot starts off well enough—a little girl's nurse dies unexpectedly on board a train with the Falcon and Goldie. Naturally they take charge of her well-being, but soon become entangled in a dark web of intrigue presided over by a commanding spider woman, Doreen. After that the plot becomes pretty convoluted, such that the elements of a mystery are undercut by the many complications. Still the colorful players manage to hold audience interest.

I particularly like little Sharon Moffett (Annie) who manages to be both cute and vulnerable without being cloying, a really difficult trick for Hollywood moppets. Brophy also manages some well-calibrated comedy relief without resorting to tiresome clowning around. And, of course, there's always the smooth and dapper Conway as the gentleman detective. Except for a few landmark shots of San Francisco, there's not much else distinctive in this eleventh entry in the highly successful series.

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