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The Falcon's Adventure (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 December 1946 (USA)
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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Doris Blanding
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Lt. 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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The 13th of 16 movies featuring the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway. 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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Follows The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) 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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Tom Conway's swansong as Falcon
26 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Falcon RKO film series is mostly very enjoyable, with both George Sanders and his brother Tom Conway who took over from him being great in the title role.

Reiterating somewhat what has already been said in my previous Falcon film reviews (due to that a fair few have similar strengths and flaws), admittedly, some are better than others. For examples there are some particularly fun entries such as 'The Gay Falcon', 'A Date with the Falcon', 'The Falcon Strikes Back', 'The Falcon and the Co-eds', 'The Falcon in Hollywood' and 'The Falcon in San Francisco', while others while still very much watchable disappoint a little such 'The Falcon's Brother', 'The Falcon in Danger', 'The Falcon Out West' and 'The Falcon in Mexico'.

On the most part, while not fitting among either extreme of whether among the best or weakest Falcon films, 'The Falcon's Adventure' is solid fun and works well. It is agreed that 'The Falcon's Adventure' does start off a little contrived and routine, that the ending is rushed and abrupt (not an uncommon problem in this series, due to the films being very short) and that the villains are not that memorable or interesting with little menace.

Much can be recommended however. The music is lively and haunting, and on the most part the production values are slick and atmospheric with particularly nicely done photography and eye catching fashions and cars. The script is humorous, there is a good deal of atmosphere and intrigue and the story is absorbing once it gets going with bright and breezy pacing and enough twists, turns and suspense to keep the mystery diverting. Direction is competent.

Conway, in his swansong performance in the title role, is dapper, suave and charismatic, uttering cutting lines with aplomb. Edward Brophy is amusing, and gives a performance not out of control or too low-key, while Madge Meredith allures in her charming if standard role. The cast generally are solid enough.

In summary, Conway's swansong in the Falcon series is a good, solid one. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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