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The Gay Falcon

Released Oct 24, 1941 1h 7m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 35% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Having forsaken the detective business for the safer confines of personal insurance, Gay Lawrence (George Sanders) is compelled to return to his sleuthing ways. Along with sidekick Jonathan "Goldie" Locke (Allen Jenkins), he agrees to look into a series of home party robberies that have victimized socialite Maxine Wood (Gladys Cooper). The duo gets more than they bargained for when a murder is committed at Wood's home, but Lawrence still finds time to romance the damsel (Wendy Barrie). Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A most entertaining episode in the long-running series. Rated: B May 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Russ G I generally enjoy these quickie B-movies clocking in at just over an hour as the running time doesn't let the direction drag. This one is a real muddle and my laptop crashed sometime in the last five minutes. At that point I knew there were too many loose plot threads for any rational resolution so I didn't bother to reboot. Too much running about and one too many love interests needlessly complicated this. Some entertaining sequences featuring the usual stock cast of RKO studio players in the roles of wise-cracking dames, police dicks, and bad guys. It's not surprising that George Sanders ditched the role which was inherited by his brother. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/14/22 Full Review kevin w If you love George Sanders as much as he does himself then this is just the ticket as he suaves his way reluctantly through this mystery involving jewels and -ulp- murder. He's got problems though, suave though he is, problems with the cops (Arthur Shields), with his fiancee (Nina Vale), with his sidekick (Allen Jenkins), not to mention that that jewel thief wants to kill him too. Standard 40's detective stuff here, with Sanders oily charm greasing up the works. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review dave j An introduction to the character created by the short story by Michael Arlen starring George Sanders as crime solver sleuth Gay Lawrence nicknamed as "The Falcon" whose main business is supposedly be stockbroking along with his sidekick, "Goldie" whose real name is Jonathan Locke played by Allen Jenkins. The Falcon who can''t seem to stay away from crime and women who is supposed to be getting married to his fiance is the gimmick stumbling into murder mostly involving jewelry. In this case, it involves a party and an expensive diamond.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review ashley h The Gay Falcon is an excellent film. It is about the Falcon who investigates jewel thieves who are working with hard up socialites to defraud insurance companies. George Sanders and Wendy Barrie give amazing performances. The screenplay is well written. Irving Reis did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. The Gay Falcon is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member no this is not a gay porn pic but with this title what else could it be Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member It's an entertaining mystery, but rather forgetful if not for the suave George Sanders as The Falcon. None of the Falcon films seemed particularly memorable except for getting to watch Sanders charm his way through the film, although the adaption of Raymond Chandler's "Farewell, My Lovely" replacing Phillip Marlowe with The Falcon is pretty fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Having forsaken the detective business for the safer confines of personal insurance, Gay Lawrence (George Sanders) is compelled to return to his sleuthing ways. Along with sidekick Jonathan "Goldie" Locke (Allen Jenkins), he agrees to look into a series of home party robberies that have victimized socialite Maxine Wood (Gladys Cooper). The duo gets more than they bargained for when a murder is committed at Wood's home, but Lawrence still finds time to romance the damsel (Wendy Barrie).
Director
Irving Reis
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Pictures
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 24, 1941, Original
Runtime
1h 7m
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