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The Falcon in Mexico (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery | 1 February 1945 (Australia)
An artist's daughter becomes suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York. When a gallery owner is murdered, the Falcon and Miss Wade head for ... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writers:

George Worthing Yates (original screenplay), Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Mona Maris ... Raquel
Martha Vickers ... Barbara Wade (as Martha MacVicar)
Nestor Paiva ... Manuel Romero
Mary Currier Mary Currier ... Paula Dudley
Cecilia Callejo ... Dolores Ybarra
Emory Parnell ... Winthrop 'Lucky Diamond' Hughes
Joseph Vitale ... Anton
Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Carlos Ybarra (as Pedro De Cordoba)
Fernando Alvarado ... Pancho Romero
Bryant Washburn ... Humphrey Wade
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Storyline

An artist's daughter becomes suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York. When a gallery owner is murdered, the Falcon and Miss Wade head for Mexico City to investigate. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Horror-Mask Key Clue As Master-Killer Slays Four!

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 February 1945 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Privado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Margo was originally announced for the Mona Maris role. See more »

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Follows A Date with the Falcon (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Negrita no me dejes
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Aaron González
Played on guitars by, and sung by Ruth Álvarez and Nita Hunter at the hotel
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A good one
23 October 2007 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

This is the ninth Falcon film, and a particularly good one. It contains some very good second unit material shot in Mexico, so there must have been a large budget for that, as it must have taken at least two or three weeks on location. It took a lot of editing to intercut all that with the actors back home in the studio. Tom Conway is in fine form, and there is some crackling dialogue as usual: 'Are you following me around?' 'I've been doing nothing else since we first met.' No prizes for figuring out who said that. There are excellent performances from two Hispanic actors, Fernando Alvarado is a charming little Mexican boy, and Nestor Paiva is excellent in a major supporting role. Martha Vickers is suitably alluring and ambiguous as a typical Falcon heroine. One would like to have some time alone with her in her dressing room (just for research purposes, of course). The plot is solid, a truly puzzling mystery this time, with so many possible villains that the fingers on both hands seem hardly sufficient. This is an excellent unpretentious B picture, just the sort of thing one wants in the Falcon series.


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