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The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Drama | 8 December 1944 (USA)
The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Gerald Geraghty (screenplay), Michael Arlen (based upon the character created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Barbara Hale ... Peggy Callahan
Veda Ann Borg ... Billie Atkins
John Abbott ... Martin S. Dwyer
Sheldon Leonard ... Louie Buchanan
Konstantin Shayne ... Alec Hoffman
Emory Parnell ... Inspector McBride
Frank Jenks ... Lieutenant Higgins
Jean Brooks ... Roxanna Miles
Rita Corday ... Lili D'Allio
Walter Soderling ... Ed Johnson - Gate Guard
Useff Ali Useff Ali ... Mohammed Nogari
Robert Clarke ... Perc Saunders - Assistant Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George DeNormand ... Truck Driver (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Vacationing in Hollywood doesn't free the Falcon from investigating murder. The victim is an actor whose fashion designer wife has been having an affair with a director. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Where next will the killer strike? See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El halcón en Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The tenth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway. See more »

Goofs

During the chase towards Sunset Studio Billie is driving her cab with Lawrence sitting in the back. When they get out at the studio gates Lawrence gets out from behind the wheel and Billie from the back. See more »

Quotes

Louie Buchanan: [with menace] You see too much - you think too much - and you breathe too much...
Tom Lawrence: [helpfully] Yeah, and bet too much on the wrong horses.
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Connections

Follows The Falcon's Brother (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Negrita No Me Dejes
Written by Aaron González
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Think Brooks
29 June 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Poor Tom Conway, he's in Southern California to enjoy himself and take in a few races at Hollywood and all kinds of people come out from his past. First Sheldon Leonard whom the Falcon put away with his testimony who would like to even the score. Secondly his former girlfriend Barbara Hale who's trying to make a fresh start in motion pictures only Leonard won't leave her alone. Two cops Emory Parnell and Frank Jenks are around as well. And where the Falcon goes, murders start happening.

The Falcon In Hollywood is blessed with one undeniable asset who makes any picture better by her presence. The ever brassy and buxom Veda Ann Borg who plays a cabdriver who kind of attachs herself to Conway and while her presence is a mixed blessing in solving the crime, she's always great to hang around. Between her and Iris Adrian they cornered the market on brassy dames when a film called for one.

Two deaths both connected with the filming of a motion picture that John Abbott is producing and Konstantin Shayne is directing happen before the Falcon resolves it. Here's a hint, the plot of this may have been what inspired Mel Brooks to create one of his best films.


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