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The Falcon's Alibi (1946)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  22 April 1946 (USA)
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A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ... See full summary »

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Emory Parnell ...
Metcalf
Al Bridge ...
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Gloria Peabody
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Baroness Lena
Paul Brooks ...
Alex Olmsted
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Harvey Beaumont (as Jason Robards)
Morgan Wallace ...
Bender
Lucien Prival ...
Baron
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Phone Operator (scenes deleted)
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A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ensue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Falkens alibi  »

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The 12th of 16 movies about the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway. See more »

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Follows The Falcon's Brother (1942) See more »

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How Do You Fall In Love
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Written by Mort Greene and Harry Revel
Sung by Jane Greer
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A solid enough entry in which all the players seem comfortable and the story is good enough to do the job
21 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

During a day at the races, Guy Lawrence meets the wealthy Mrs Peabody and her ward, Judith Meredith and he accepts their invitation to a party later that night. Judith confides in The Falcon that she fears she will be accused if more of Mrs Peabody's jewels are stolen – she already has a suspicious insurance investigator on her case due to a previous claim. When the jewels do get stolen and a butler murdered, Judith is suspected and turns to the Falcon to help solve the mystery and save her.

Several years after the falcon series changed hands, and everyone seems a lot more comfortable than they did in that first vehicle where Conway first went solo. The plot here is the usual mix of pretty girls, mystery, red herrings and gentlemanly action. It is hardly the most original stuff ever made but it is a reasonably enjoyable little story even if it didn't grip me in the way that a really good thriller should do. The film has enough energy, intrigue and humour to do the job and, although the material is just entertainment, everything more or less comes together. The first song of the two is really cute and the humour is mostly good.

A big part of this is everyone hitting their marks right. Conway seems perfect for the role now and seems a lot more confident. He is as good as Saunders was here. Barnett is on point as Goldy as well; at first he was a poor replacement for Lefty but, after being dropped from at least one of the movies, he is good here. It is just as well really since the comic relief usually provided by the police is absent and replaced with a dour insurance man who has little to do. Corday is yet another blonde for the Falcon to woo and she does well enough for that sort of role. He's a little hammy but Cook is always interesting and we also have solid support from Robards Snr, Howard, Jane Greer and Bridge.

Overall not a superb film but a better than average entry in an entertaining series of films. Everyone seems at home and enjoying their roles and it is almost a shame that the series was just approaching the end of its 13 film run.


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