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The Falcon Out West (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 19 March 1945 (Portugal)
When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim died from rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own ... See full summary »

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

Billy Jones (original screen play), Morton Grant (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Carole Gallagher Carole Gallagher ... Vanessa Drake
Barbara Hale ... Marion Colby
Joan Barclay ... Mrs. Irwin
Cliff Clark ... Inspector Timothy Donovan
Edward Gargan ... Homicide Detective Bates (as Ed Gargan)
Minor Watson ... Dave Colby
Donald Douglas ... Attorney Steven Hayden (as Don Douglas)
Lyle Talbot ... Tex Irwin
Lee Trent Lee Trent ... Dusty
Perc Launders Perc Launders ... Red
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Storyline

When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim died from rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own kidnapping and near death. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>, A. Nonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1945 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Falcon in Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Bates turns off the recording of Tex using a remote control, what is shown is actually a Philco "Mystery Control" with the Philco brand name covered up with "Hills". It was the first wireless remote control unit, introduced in 1939 using radio frequency waves to operate Philco radios by tuning preset stations or raising or lowering the volume. See more »

Goofs

In two shots with the runaway stage, there is an obvious person sitting under the empty drivers seat driving the coach. The reins are visibly taut and run to a hole under the drivers seat. See more »

Quotes

Tom Lawrence, aka The Falcon: There are three things one can never be sure about - horses, the weather, and women.
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Connections

Followed by Devil's Cargo (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Texas Spurs and Cockelburs
(uncredited)
Cowboy Song
Performed by Lyle Talbot
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"There are three things one can never be sure about: horses, the weather, and women."
17 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The Falcon heads to Texas to solve a rancher's murder. In most of the classic film series from the '30s and '40s, detective or otherwise, it seemed mandatory that they put the main character in a western setting at some point. I'm not sure whether this was done because audiences loved cowboys or to get more use out of existing western sets, as well as easy on the writers to reuse tired plots and clichés.

This is the weakest Falcon movie up to this point. It isn't much fun despite some forced comedy and the mystery is pretty limp. The western stuff is more corny than exciting. When they found an excuse to add a runaway stagecoach gag, I knew it would be a long hour. Tom Conway and the regulars do their best, but they are out of their element with this setting. Sadly this is the last appearance in the series for both Cliff Clark and Edward Gargan. The obligatory lovely ladies this time are Carole Gallagher, Barbara Hale, and Joan Barclay. Lyle Talbot has a surprisingly small part, being killed off in the first five minutes of the picture. It's not a bad movie but a bit of a disappointment following the extremely enjoyable Falcon and the Co-Eds.


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