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The Falcon's Adventure (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 December 1946 (USA)
The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writers:

Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay), Robert E. Kent (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Madge Meredith ... Louisa Braganza
Edward Brophy ... Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
Robert Warwick ... Kenneth Sutton
Myrna Dell ... Doris Blanding
Steve Brodie ... Benny
Ian Wolfe ... J.D. Denison
Carol Forman ... Helen Ray
Joseph Crehan ... Inspector Cavanaugh
Phil Warren Phil Warren ... Mike Geary
Tony Barrett ... Paolo Ray
Harry Harvey ... Detective Sgt. Duncan
Jason Robards Sr. ... Lt. R. Evans (as Jason Robards)
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Storyline

The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida, another murder seems to confirm his guilt. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

A Whirlwind Adventure,,,in Dames and Diamonds! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was the 13th and final film in RKO's long-running Falcon franchise. After this, the rights to the name and character of the Falcon were licensed to a low end company called Film Classics, which produced three additional Falcon films before abandoning the series. See more »

Goofs

The cars of the express train on which The Falcon and Goldie are traveling are obviously studio mock-ups as they show no train movement whatsoever with passengers and staff having no trouble standing or walking in the corridors. See more »

Quotes

Goldie Locke: Look, bud, I got an honest face, ain't I?
Paolo Ray: Look, senor, the best thing I can say about it is it's a face.
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Connections

Followed by Search for Danger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Edward Brophy
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30 July 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Routine Falcon entry with plenty of eye candy for the guys and a good look at high fashion, post-war style. There's some mystery in who's trying to get the stolen formula for industrial diamonds. But as in most Falcon entries, the emphasis is not on whodunit ( like Charlie Chan, for example). Instead, it's on the right mix of humor, action, and intrigue. Plus, there's Conway who unfortunately makes his last appearance as the incredibly smooth Falcon. Here, Goldie gets some amusing caustic lines; the Falcon has a heckuva scrap with a bigger guy and loses; while various shady characters maneuver to get who knows what. All in all, the 60-minutes amounts to a solid, if unexceptional, entry in the RKO series.

(In passing—too bad leading lady Meredith got mixed up in a bogus criminal conviction the year after this movie that knocked a big hole in her career. Judging from her work here, she had the looks and ability of an A-grade leading lady.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Aventura do Falcão See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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