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The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery | 25 July 1945 (USA)
The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screenplay) (as Robert Kent), Ben Markson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Rita Corday ... Joan Marshall
Edward Brophy ... Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
Sharyn Moffett ... Annie Marshall
Fay Helm ... Doreen Temple
Robert Armstrong ... De Forrest Marshall
Carl Kent ... Rickey
George Holmes ... Dalman
John Mylong ... Carl Dudley
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Storyline

On vacation, Tom Lawrence--The Falcon--and his Brooklyn-born sidekick 'Goldie' Locke meet cute with a little girl named Annie whose nurse has just been murdered. Accompanying Annie home, The Falcon is arrested for kidnapping, but bailed out of jail by a mysterious woman (Helm). A labyrinthine plot then unfurls involving silk smuggling, a steamship called the S.S. Citadel and an ex-bootlegger named Duke Monette. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The lure of loveliness and the greed for gold lead four to fearful death...as the Falcon grapples with his most merciless foe! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Halcón en San Francisco See more »

Filming Locations:

San Franciso, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ship used by the bad guys at the end of the film is the same one seen as a huge prop on a soundstage in "The Falcon in Hollywood". See more »

Goofs

In the opening of the film, The Falcon and Goldie are on an express train, The San Franciscan, which is travelling at high speed. At no time does the interior of the car give the impression it is part of a moving train as none of the train staff or passengers have any trouble walking and the drinks served remain completely steady without any shaking from the train movement. See more »

Quotes

Goldie Locke: [On seeing beautiful woman] If she can't help me with my income tax, nobody can.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
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For "The Sky's the Limit")
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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The Falcon Meets a Little Girl, Very Charming, Good Mystery
29 December 2007 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

This is the eleventh Falcon film, notable for the entry of a child actress in a major role. Having the Falcon exchange witty lines with Sharyn Moffett who in the film 'will be 18 in nine years' time', as she puts it, and who 'has decided to marry Tom Lawrence (the Falcon)' when she grows up 'but then he'll have to stop chasing after other girls', is a refreshing and amusing change. Tom Conway does very well at communicating with a kid, and Sharyn is charming in the part. Unfortunately, the hideously boring and coarse Edward Brophy is the Falcon's sidekick in this one, which is so annoying. There is a marvellous wicked femme fatale in this one played by Fay Helm, who obviously finds it delicious to be devilish. Rita Corday appears in her fifth Falcon film, and has become a reliable fixture in the series. Robert Armstrong, solid and good viewing, appears in this one and adds conviction to a double identity. The film is well directed by Joseph H. Lewis, his one foray into falconry, with some good San Francisco location shots, excellent framing, and a nice pace. The story is satisfying in its puzzling complexity, and we really can't figure out very much at all until we get near the end. Falconers will enjoy this one, and lesser mortals should too.


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