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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


Two industrialists disappear from an airplane while the plane is in the air. Also missing is $100,000. The Falcon investigates and discovers a plot against the government. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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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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In danger of losing the plot!
25 March 2007 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

Yes, the plot was a little "messier" - as well as the print in this entry in the Falcon series [#6/13], but in spite of all that still very enjoyable. The gang was all there – Lawrence, Clark and Gargan, plus regular Falconite Jean Brooks, the RKO staircase from Ambersons/Cat People was seen to good advantage in Clarence Kolb's house - no Goldie however.

Passenger plane crash lands at airport at the beginning of the film and is found to be literally running on empty – a wealthy industrialist who was on board is presumed kidnapped, especially when ransom notes are left for his daughter. The Falcon is asked to help solve the mystery by 2 beautiful women. It gets … slightly complicated from here, what with murders, a bitter daughter of a missing employee, stolen securities, a broken padlock, and a foreign antique dealer with 2 trigger happy sons but a rather splendidly cluttered shop. Not a second in the 67 minutes was wasted! The only thing that really grated was the Falcon's girlfriend played by Amelita Ward laid her jealousy on with a trowel, and from being amusing at first got irritating – there was a seriousness there I never liked! Favourite bit: Carefree Gargan helping himself to beer and sandwiches at the gambling den and continually interrupting his boss Clark.

Not the best Falcon film but not too bad, anyway well worth watching for fans and well worth avoiding for enemies.

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