The Falcon Strikes Back

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Tom Conway makes his second appearance as amateur sleuth Tom Lawrence, aka "The Falcon", in RKO Radio's The Falcon Strikes Back. Framed for the theft of valuable war bonds, Lawrence hides out at a country resort. Here he discovers that Mia Bruger (Rita Corday), who engineered the frame, has been murdered by persons unknown. Snooping around a bit, Lawrence uncovers an insidious and widespred war-bond racket. The revelation of the murderer's identity will come as a jolt to fans of old 2-reel comedies. Atmospherically directed by Edward Dmytryk (who obviously had his eye on bigger projects), The Falcon Strikes Back costars Harriet Hilliard, better known to TV fans as Mrs. Ozzie Nelson. As a bonus, there's a plug for Walt Disney, who was then releasing his product through RKO.


Tom Conway
as Tom Lawrence / The Falcon
Harriet Nelson
as Gwynne Gregory
Jane Randolph
as Marcia Brooks
Rita Corday
as Mia Bruger
Edgar Kennedy
as Smiley Dugan
Erford Gage
as Rickey Davis
Wynne Gibson
as Mrs. Lipton
André Charlot
as Bruno Steffen
Cliff Clark
as Inspector Timothy Donovan
Joan Barclay
as Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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  • Apr 26, 2016
    Tidy little entry in the series with bits of humor to balance the action.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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