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The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.


William Clemens


Fred Niblo Jr. (screenplay), Craig Rice (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence / The Falcon
Jean Brooks ... Iris Fairchild
Elaine Shepard ... Nancy Palmer
Amelita Ward ... Bonnie Caldwell
Cliff Clark ... Insp. Timothy Donovan
Edward Gargan ... Det. Bates (as Ed Gargan)
Clarence Kolb ... Stanley Harris Palmer
Felix Basch Felix Basch ... Morley
Richard Davies ... Kenneth Gibson
Richard Martin ... George Morley
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Evan Morley
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Det. Grimes


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Phantom Pilot or Fiendish Killer?


Crime | Mystery | War


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Release Date:

17 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime sem Rasto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the last of Eddie Dunn's five appearances in the series as Detective grimes. See more »


When the bad guys take off in their car just after picking up the money by the water fountain, a cameraman or crew member is reflected in the driver's window. See more »


Kenneth Gibson: [Referring to his fiancee's missing industrialist father] Why, the old man and I are like thar.
[He puts his two fingers together]
Kenneth Gibson: I'm in his corner. We're pals!
Tom Lawrence: [Sarcastically] Handy things, rich fathers. All the best families have them.
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Followed by The Falcon in Mexico (1944) See more »

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Watch Tom Conway "Crack the Whip"
25 June 2005 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

Second in the Tom Conway Falcon series. Without much merit, but passable watching if you have not much else to do. It just does not seem like the actors had their hearts in this project. Tom Conway delivers his lines and not much else. Amelita Ward as the Falcon's female sidekick from Texas is simply too annoying and thankfully is shipped off to her former fiancé Buck Thompson at the end of the movie never to be seen again in the series. Two damsels in distress keep the Falcon off balance but their rivalry is just not credible. One of them, Jean Brooks, makes appearances in multiple Falcon movies but never again as part of a "crack the whip" at a roller rink. Clarence Kolb does a good job as the missing wealthy industrialist. Interestingly, in this entry, the policemen do not stand out and are more part of the woodwork then important characters. The plot is reasonably fair but viewers today will have to make allowances for the unexplained events such as blackouts, German-accented heavies, and gambling dens being converted to dining rooms which may not be quickly understood by a modern audience. Some of more important the scenes pass too fast to hear the words being said and understand their significance to the storyline. There is a critical clue that should allow the viewer to identify the true culprit before the end of the movie. As usual, the Falcon attracts your pretty women.

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