The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)





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Filmed extensively on location, The Falcon in San Francisco is one of the best of RKO Radio's "Falcon" series. This time around, amateur sleuth Tom Lawrence (Tom Conway), aka The Falcon, comes to the aid of 10-year-old Annie Marshall (Sharyn Moffet). While trying to solve the murder of Annie's nurse, Lawrence is accused of kidnapping the kid. Several beatings, warnings and murders later, Lawrence discovers that the solution of the mystery is tied in with a gang of silk smugglers, headed by none other than?.Oh, no! The surprise ending isn't going to be tipped off here! Director Joseph H. Lewis' occasional utilization of "cinema verite" techniques would later develop full-blown into such noir classics as Gun Crazy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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RKO Radio Pictures


Tom Conway
as Tom Lawrence
Rita Corday
as Joan Marshall
Edward S. Brophy
as Goldie Locke
Sharyn Moffett
as Annie Marshall
Fay Helm
as Doreen Temple
Robert Armstrong
as De Forrest Marshall
Carl Kent
as Rickey
George Holmes
as Dalman
John Mylong
as Peter Vantine
Myrna Dell
as Beautiful Girl
Esther Howard
as Mrs. Peabody
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The story stinks like the smells at Fisherman's Wharf, but the effortless direction and acting make it an easy watch.

Full Review… | July 7, 2013
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