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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.

Director:

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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New Face -- Same Falcon -- as fiction's famous sleuth hands down a heritage of mob hate to THE Falcon's Brother See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

6 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hermano del halcón See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally intended to be the last of the "Falcon" movies, as George Sanders wanted out of the series. See more »

Goofs

Cliff Clark's police car's front windshield inexplicably has no glass on the driver's side. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Timothy Donovan: [Referring to the Falcon] Bates, follow 'em.
Detective Bates: Why, Chief?
Inspector Timothy Donovan: Because they told me I could be the boss, and the boss always gives the orders. You don't mind, do yuh?
Detective Bates: No, not at all, Chief.
[Donovan pulls him into the car by the collar]
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Conway takes over so the Falcon series can go on...
30 December 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

When I was a kid I used to enjoy these Falcon movies, but today they seem so corny and the images are so confined to the B-movie genre that they're barely watchable today. This one only interests me because it's the last in the series for GEORGE SANDERS, who insisted on bowing out of the Falcon series by having himself killed by an assassin's bullet in the final reel. This gave TOM CONWAY, who shares the screen with his half-brother in this one, the chance to assume the Falcon role for the next nine films.

This one involves Nazi spies, Latin America, poisoned cigars, an assassination attempt on a Latin American diplomat and lots of red herrings to hide the fact that The Saint is not the only one assigned to the case. It's a modest entry in the series and never rises above the routine material to be anything more than a forgettable programmer.

JANE RANDOLPH proves that she had a certain style as the feminine lead and her scenes with Conway and Sanders are the most enjoyable aspects of the film.


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