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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tom Lawrence
... Louisa Braganza
... Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
... Kenneth Sutton
... Doris Blanding
... Benny
... J.D. Denison
... Helen Ray
... Inspector Cavanaugh
Phil Warren ... Mike Geary
Tony Barrett ... Paolo Ray
... Detective Sgt. Duncan
... Lt. R. Evans (as Jason Robards)
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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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Death-Ring Stalks Diamond Queen In Miami-Manhattan Murder Axis!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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13 December 1946 (USA)  »

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A Aventura do Falcão  »

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Made its New York TV debut on 1 October 1956 on WOR (Ch. 9). See more »

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Tom Lawrence calls the inspector imitating a policeman from headquarters. The inspector never questions his British accent. See more »

Quotes

Tom Lawrence, aka 'The Falcon': You've been skating on ice for a long time. I knew it would break under you some day.
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Follows A Date with the Falcon (1942) See more »

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