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The Falcon's Adventure (1946)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  13 December 1946 (USA)
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The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ...
Madge Meredith ...
Edward Brophy ...
Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
Robert Warwick ...
Myrna Dell ...
Doris Blanding
Steve Brodie ...
Benny
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J.D. Denison
Carol Forman ...
Helen Ray
Joseph Crehan ...
Inspector Cavanaugh
Phil Warren ...
Mike Geary
Tony Barrett ...
Paolo Ray
Harry Harvey ...
Detective Sgt. Duncan
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Lieutenant R. Evans (as Jason Robards)
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The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida, another murder seems to confirm his guilt. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Death-Ring Stalks Diamond Queen In Miami-Manhattan Murder Axis!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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13 December 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Aventura do Falcão  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Made it's New York TV debut on 1 October 1956 on WOR (channel 9). See more »

Goofs

The cars of the express train on which The Falcon and Goldie are traveling are obviously studio mock-ups as they show no train movement whatsoever with passengers and staff having no trouble standing or walking in the corridors. See more »

Quotes

Goldie Locke: Boss, if I might be so bold as to mention it... no dames!
Tom Lawrence, aka 'The Falcon': I was just window shopping.
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Connections

Follows The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943) See more »

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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Edward Brophy
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The Falcon's Final Fling
8 April 2007 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

The 13th and last RKO Falcon film starts with the mutual injunction by Tom Conway as Tom Lawrence alias the Falcon and Ed Brophy as Goldie of "No dames!" whilst they prepare to go on vacation. While you're still wondering what they're going on vacation from as they hadn't had a job since the beginning of the 1st film in 1941 (with Sanders as Gay though and Jenkins as Goldie) they bump into a woman and get dragged into a seedy industrial espionage caper.

They promise to help her when her uncle is murdered, by taking an envelope containing the details of a formula to make substitute industrial diamonds to his business colleague in Miami. Suspect everyone here except the cops here who are after Lawrence – and Goldie for the murder. To console himself Goldie keeps paraphrasing travel brochures: "On the coldest day you can always enjoy the warmth of a nice cosy electric chair" for one. Some nice languid atmospheric nightclub scenes rub shoulders with some especially bad behaviour from the baddies. Favourite bit: the dignified game of hide and seek/hunt the thimble the imperturbable and suave Lawrence has with the baddies on the sleeper train. Least favourite bit: the most embarrassing scene in the entire series in the alligator wrestling hut – definitely thrown in for the kids!

All in all not the best in the series but yet another entertaining outing, with an overall satisfying plot and many episodes even in this that make me wish they could have gone on for just a few more years as Columbia did with Boston Blackie, although RKO were churning these out faster. Absolutely no sex, not much violence (in fact none at all by today's high standards), and positively no message all make this type of film anathema to serious people who can only regard movies as an art form that must depend on these three pillars.

Three Diet Falcon's were made later with John Calvert in the title role, I don't mind them but could never bring myself to count them into the main series, which Tom Conway had made his own by this time. Sad also that it was all downhill after this for Conway, who moved into TV, voice overs and even played Norman Conquest in Park Plaza 605 rather well in 1953. He also developed serious eye and alcohol problems – I don't know if they were linked – wound up poverty stricken and after a spell in hospital in 1967 was found dead in his girlfriend's bed. For us folk that want to at least we still have his 10 entertaining Falcon's plus a number of other worthy, even classic RKO movies from 1942 to 1946 with which to remember him by.


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