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.
CRIMINALS BEWARE! Here comes fiction's man of mystery! (original print ad)
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Did You Know?
In order to ease the transition from "The Saint' to 'The Falcon' RKO cast Wendy Barrie in the series. Barrie had played the female leads in three of the George Sanders' entries in 'The Saint' series, albeit in different roles each time. 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
Mike, Miss Benford's okay and I love her. But, would you do me a favor and lock her up until we get back?
Referenced in Wonder Boys