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Devil's Cargo (1948)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  1 April 1948 (USA)
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Poverty-row continuation of The Falcon series; mundane murder mystery showcasing Calvert's magic act skills.

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(screenplay), (original story), 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Calvert ...
Rochelle Hudson ...
Margo Delgado
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Lt. Hardy
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Johnny Morello
Theodore von Eltz ...
Thomas Mallon
Michael Mark ...
Salvation Army Captain
Tom Kennedy ...
Naga, Mug Who Tails Delgado
Paul Marion ...
Ramon Delgado
Paul Regan ...
Bernie Horton
Eula Guy ...
Mrs. Murphy, landlady
Christine Larsen ...
Nurse (as Christine Larson)
Walter Soderling ...
The Coroner
John Bagni ...
Ofiicer Bob
Jack Conrad ...
Sam the Locksmith
Peggy Wynne ...
Nurse
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Conroy, A playboy, is found shot to death in his penthouse and a ne'er-do-well named Ramon Delgado (Paul Marion)tells the Falcon, Michale Watling (, John Calvert), that he committed the murder and asks the Falcon to keep a key for him until after his has been acquitted. He says he feels certain of an acquittal when the police learn that the motive for the killing was Conroy's attention to Delgado's wife, Margot (Rochelle Hudson). Tom Mallon (Theodore von Eltz)enters the case as Delgado's attorney, and after Delgado is found poisoned in his jail cell, the Falsob suspects Fallon of killing his own client. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 April 1948 (USA)  »

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The Unwritten Law  »

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John Calvert, as the Falcon, drives a 1947 Studebaker two-door sedan throughout the film, a very unusual and identifiable make to be featured so prominently. See more »

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Calvert possessed a polished screen presence
22 August 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

The handsome and urbane John Calvert gives a tough yet breezy performance as Hollywood private eye Michael Waring - code named "The Falcon" . Although Calvert possessed a polished and charismatic screen presence and appeared in nearly 30 films for RKO and Columbia his first love remained the art of magic through which he became an international variety star.


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