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The first seven RKO programmers featuring Michael Arlen's gentleman detective are collected on three discs. "The Gay Falcon" (1941) introduces George Sanders as Gay Lawrence, who tackles an insurance scam by jewel thieves and their supposed victims. Next, the saboteurs who kidnapped the scientist behind a synthetic diamond-making process ... more
Appointment With Murder(1948)
Hired by an insurance firm to locate two stolen paintings, the Falcon (John Calvert) finds the trail leading him across the country and eventually to Italy, where he may have to keep a fatal appointment. With Catherine Craig, Jack Reitzen, and Lyle Talbot. 65 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Devil's Cargo(1948)
John Calvert took over the role of the Falcon in the series' final three installments. In this first whodunit, the suave sleuth must find the true killer of a racetrack operator in order to free an innocent man accused of the crime. Rochelle Hudson, Roscoe Karns, and Lyle Talbot co-star. 61 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Tom Conway's remaining adventures as sleuth Tom Lawrence are collected on two discs. When a Texas playboy is murdered in Manhattan, Lawrence traces the trail back to the Lone Star State in "The Falcon Out West" (1944). When new works by a supposedly dead artist surface, Lawrence goes to Mexico City to investigate in "The Falcon in Mexico" ... more