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Writers:
Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay)
Robert E. Kent (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
13 December 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Death-Ring Stalks Diamond Queen In Miami-Manhattan Murder Axis!
Plot:
The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Madge Meredith ... Louisa Braganza
Edward Brophy ... Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
Robert Warwick ... Kenneth Sutton
Myrna Dell ... Doris Blanding
Steve Brodie ... Benny

Ian Wolfe ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonnie Blair ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)

Robert Bray ... Doorman (uncredited)
André Charlot ... Enrico Braganza (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
David Cota ... Jimmy, Alligator Wrestler (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Dining Car Waiter (uncredited)
Lee Frederick ... Miami Policeman (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Joe, Police Driver (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Effie Laird ... Dowager (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Drew Miller ... Miami Policeman (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Bald Patio Club Waiter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Patio Club Patron (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... Yacht Crew Member (uncredited)
Duke Taylor ... Yacht Crew Member (uncredited)
Doreen Tryden ... Patio Club Singer (uncredited)
Bill Walker ... Train Porter (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Police Driver / Yacht Crew Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Berke 
 
Writing credits
Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay)

Robert E. Kent (additional dialogue)

Michael Arlen (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Herman Schlom .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
Harry J. Wild (director of photography) (as Harry Wild)
 
Film Editing by
Marvin Coil 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Walter E. Keller 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Ohrenbach (set decorations) (as Michael Orenbach)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Mancke .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl B. Mounce .... sound
Jean L. Speak .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Russell A. Cully .... special effects
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
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Runtime:
61 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #11627)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The thirteenth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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:If she's in trouble, she'll scream.
Doris Blanding:Scream?
Tom Lawrence, aka 'The Falcon':Goldie, you're a genius!
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The Falcon's Final Fling, 8 April 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

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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