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The Falcon Strikes Back

1943 1h 6m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 36% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
When detective Tom Lawrence (Tom Conway) tries to aid the mysterious Mia Bruger (Rita Corday) and then is falsely arrested for stealing of war bonds and for the murder of a bank official, he escapes from police custody and pursues the trail of suspicious characters to a country resort. With the help of his lovely fiancée Marcia Brooks (Jane Randolph) and his trusty sidekick, Goldie Locke (Cliff Edwards), Tom must avoid the police, find the true culprit and clear his name before more people die. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This is one of the better Falcon crime dramas in the series, which might not be saying much. Rated: C+ Sep 3, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Russ G Better than average B-movie whodunnit with Tom Conway ably standing in for younger brother George Sanders. The writers packed an hour with plot twists, suspects, hijinks, flatfoots, and dames aplenty. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Directed by Edward Dmytryk before he became a big name director and was still directing films like "Hitler's Children" and "Under Age" he made this sixth film in the Falcon series and the second film starring Tom Conway, who took over the role of detective The Falcon from his real-life brother, George Sanders. In this installment of the series, The Falcon is framed for murder in part of a war-bond scheme, Dmytryk brings more style to this film than I seem to remember in the other installments of the series, though it's still not exactly "Murder, My Sweet" or "Crossfire," but it is a solid entry into The Falcon series. And I was pretty excited to see in the opening credit "The Velma Dawson Puppets" to see what kind of major role puppets would play in the film, but sadly puppets did not feature prominently in the plot. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tidy little entry in the series with bits of humor to balance the action. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member one of the better Falcon series pix Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Another decent enough mystery but feels a little fresher as Tom Conway gets to solve this one on his own for the first time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable enough hokum with Tom Conway. Look out for Olin Howlin as the Sherriff Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When detective Tom Lawrence (Tom Conway) tries to aid the mysterious Mia Bruger (Rita Corday) and then is falsely arrested for stealing of war bonds and for the murder of a bank official, he escapes from police custody and pursues the trail of suspicious characters to a country resort. With the help of his lovely fiancée Marcia Brooks (Jane Randolph) and his trusty sidekick, Goldie Locke (Cliff Edwards), Tom must avoid the police, find the true culprit and clear his name before more people die.
Director
Edward Dmytryk
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 6m