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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

DANGEROUS LOVE IN HOLLYWOOD! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

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

When The Falcon first arrives at The Sunset Studios (early in the film), he is stopped at the gate by the stereotypical "old gate guard". Watch for a quick cameo by Tom Conway's real-life brother, George Sanders, who walks in the gate and smiles. He is in a small group of men. Don't blink or you'll miss him. Trivia game answer could be "Who has a quick cameo at the fictional Sunset Studios gate in the 1944 RKO Film "The Falcon in Hollywood?" 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

Tom Lawrence: You know, I can't make up my mind whether you're charmingly frank or if it's that Irish blarney again.
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Connections

Followed by The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Tropicana
(uncredited)
Music by Aaron González
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Quick twists and turns...
8 May 2002 | by scifiguy-2See all my reviews

Fast paced mystery, surprisingly unpredictable. It's nice to see so many locations in Los Angeles of the mid 1940's. Much of the film gives you studio backlot scenes, and behind the camera context, within a Hollywood soundstage. Even so, the story draws you in, and the characters are believable. The film moves at a good pace, and keeps you guessing. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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