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The Falcon's Brother (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 6 November 1942 (USA)
Tom Lawrence, Gay's brother, takes over for his injured sibling in a case which involves Nazi espionage and political assassination.

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Stanley Logan

Writers:

Stuart Palmer (original screenplay), Craig Rice (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Sanders ... Gay Lawrence
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Jane Randolph ... Marcia Brooks
Don Barclay ... Lefty
Cliff Clark ... Inspector Timothy Donovan
Edward Gargan ... Detective Bates
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Detective Grimes
Charlotte Wynters ... Arlette
James Newill ... Paul Harrington
Keye Luke ... Jerry - Gay's Houseboy
Amanda Varela Amanda Varela ... Carmela
George J. Lewis ... Valdez (as George Lewis)
Gwili Andre ... Diane Medford
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Storyline

Gay Lawrence, amateur detective known as The Falcon, learns that his brother Tom has been reported murdered on a ship arriving from South America. Gay pursues the murderers, despite the fact that he knows his brother is still alive. When he is disabled, his brother Tom takes over the case, investigating a fashion magazine involved in secret activities with German infiltrators. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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USA

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Release Date:

6 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hermano del halcón See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of only two films in which both George Sanders and his brother Tom Conway appear. The second is Death of a Scoundrel (1956). They played brothers in both films. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene at Bayport, Tom Conway refers to Charles Arndt's character Moffett as Medford. See more »

Quotes

Tom LawrenceMarcia Brooks: Well, small world, isn't it?
Marcia Brooks: Yeah, and there are some very small people in it!
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Follows A Date with the Falcon (1942) See more »

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One Falcon goes down, another rises.
22 September 2000 | by tico-4See all my reviews

Of all the Falcon movies, this is probably the most tongue-in-cheek, or just plain "corn", but engaging nevertheless, and you had better pay attention to every bit of it or you'll be lost. The main reason for the film is that George Sanders wanted out of the role (this was the fourth in the series), and stipulated that he be killed in the plot, therefore avoiding any returns in the future. His real-life brother Tom Conway, fell heir to the series and went on to make nine appearances as the Falcon. In this offering, a dead body appears almost immediately, first thought to be that of the Falcon's brother. Not so! The ship that he was supposedly on also carried an assortment of spies and shady types, who weave in and out of the plot, giving both Falcons plenty of opportunities for sleuthing and woman-chasing. After sifting through all the South Americans, Mexicans, native New Yorkers and high-society women, the original Falcon (Sanders) gives his life shielding a foreign diplomat from an assassin's bullet. Just as it seems that it's all over for Falcon lovers, and brother Tom is about to head for home, he receives a telephone threat, so he decides to stay and become the Falcon himself! Nine more movies evolved in the series, now starring Tom Conway.


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