Society grand dame Maxine Wood who hosts charity parties in her home is mixed up in a jewel theft racket which defrauds insurance companies. When another socialite, Vera Gardner, is murdered, Gay Laurence (a.k.a. The Falcon) and assistant 'Goldie' Locke are on the case with help from beautiful Helen Reed, who becomes a rival to Gay's fiancée Elinor for the sleuth's affections.
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Did You Know?
Although Gay's last name is spelled "Laurence" on his office door, in contemporary reviews and subsequent films it is spelled "Lawrence". See more
Evidently not considered worth a re-shoot, a fly lands on the Falcon's hat and climbs down it when he arranges to meet Helen at Tony's cafe. See more
Don't you dare come near me!
What's the matter?
Matter? You take me to a party and then dance with every female in the place, but me. I sit around like Miss Muffet on my tuffet, while you prance off to solve a murder that doesn't concern you in the least. And then you hop through my bedroom window at one o'clock in the morning and ask me what's the matter. Ask me what's the matter!
Followed by The Falcon's Brother