The Falcon in Danger is a highly enjoyable entry in RKO's series that kicks off with an empty plane crash landing at an airport, setting in motion a plot involving a botched kidnapping, gambling debts and old resentments when the rich industrialist who is the apparent target reappears but the pilot and his former business partner remain missing. It adheres to the series' well-established formula, with Tom Conway's Falcon (now devoid of comic sidekick) distracted from his latest fiancé by yet another damsel in distress and the usual array of comic interaction with the flatfeet on the case and red herrings and blind alleys, but has a lot of fun doing it, packing a surprising amount into its seven reel running time (too much, it must be said, for some reviewers). There's a particularly nice scene with Felix Basch's very professional kidnapper in an antiques shop and plenty of pleasing twists along the way. You can even see the old Amberson place making reappearance, not quite so magnificent here but its memorable staircase playing a pivotal role in the finale. RKO may have churned these out on a production line - this was the second of three Falcon films the studio released in 1943 - but it's quality merchandise.
As usual with Odeon the DVD transfer is nothing to write home about.