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The Gay Falcon [DVD]

George Sanders , Wendy Barrie , Irving Reis    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins
  • Directors: Irving Reis
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 64 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007AMFLU0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,311 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Gay Lawrence (George Sanders), known as "The Falcon," is a renowned sleuth and womaniser. He has just promised his fiancée, Elinor, that he will give up these pursuits when a pretty woman, Helen (Wendy Barrie), arrives and asks for his help. Happily forgetting his vow, The Falcon agrees to take on the case. With his associate, Goldy (Allen Jenkins), and Elinor (Nina Vale), The Falcon attends a gala party thrown by a prominent socialite, Maxine Wood. During the party, a valuable diamond belonging to Mrs.Gardiner is stolen, and Mrs.Gardiner is murdered. Gay deduces that the theft is really a clever scheme on the part of a group of impoverished society women to defraud their insurance companies. Maxine asks The Falcon to break up the ring but this proves easier said than done when there are more murders and the Falcon himself is nearly killed...

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first of the Falcon movies... 23 April 2012
By Robster
George Sanders sets up the story here for Gay Lawrence aka The Falcon, a lovable rogue who partakes in various crime solving capers, usually at the behest of a beautiful woman. In this first installment of the long running series his weakness for the fairer sex is very prominent, something which diminished as the series evolved. The first of 3 Sanders movies before he handed over to his real-life brother, Tom Conway, in the 4th film 'The Falcon's Brother'...

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3.0 out of 5 stars "We're in Wall Street now. Call Ellery Queen." 21 Aug 2012
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Despite sparking off a long series that led to a dozen follow-ups, the now-unfortunately titled The Gay Falcon is quite a disappointment, the kind of film that tries too hard for a flippant charm it only sporadically achieves and tries too little to make much of its perfunctory and slightly confusingly executed plotting. George Sanders is the playboy criminologist ("Call me Gay, it saves time") who has supposedly sworn off `crime solutions' for the brokerage game and impending marriage to Nina Vale, but naturally that only last as long as it takes for Wendy Barrie's pretty secretary to ask for his help after a rash of jewel robberies at her employer Gladys Cooper's war bond-raising parties. Number one suspect is Turhan Bey's smooth lounge lizard. He's also pretty much the only suspect too, since the film doesn't go out of its way to develop any others to protect its last reel twist. Maybe they simply didn't feel they had the time, since the 67-minute running time also has to accommodate sidekick Allen Jenkins' Goldie Locke (described over-optimistically as his Dr Watson) repeatedly getting found with dead bodies, cops Edward Brophy and Arthur Shields constantly getting the wrong end of the stick and Vale constantly having to be talked out of giving up on her man while the sassy Barrie tries to steal him from under her. Some of it provides the odd bit of snappy dialogue - "I'm tired of standing by. The line is too long" - but at times it tends to feel more like formulaic padding. Even Sanders seems a little off balance at times, stuck somewhere between the Nick Charles and the Saint (close enough to the latter for Leslie Charteris to sue) and not quite knowing whih way to turn. Read more ›
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