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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>

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Beauty masks her murderous heart! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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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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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

Follows The Falcon in Mexico (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
(1943) (uncredited)
For "The Sky's the Limit")
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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The Falcon charm works on women of all ages
6 July 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Tom Conway and retainer Ed Brophy are on their way to San Francisco on a train when they make the acquaintance of young Sharyn Moffett. The Falcon charm work on women of all ages and the little girl asks for his help saying she's become a prisoner in her own home. Her rather severe nurse is later murdered on the train and the Falcon and the always helpful Goldie Locke are involved.

Besides Moffett this caper will involve her older sister Rita Corday, a former bootlegger from Prohibition days Robert Armstrong, a Dutch importer John Mylong and a poor man's Gale Sondergaard Fay Helm.

This is one of the bloodiest Falcon episodes that RKO did. A whole lot of people die in this one, especially in an incredibly bloody climax.

Conway is charming as usual and Brophy provides much needed comic relief in this story. Still even his relief was too much. He reads that he can pay less income tax when married and starts coming on to every woman he sees with inevitable results. Now if Conway had done it...........


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