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Devil's Cargo

  • Mystery
  • Crime/detective
  • 1948
  • John F Link
  • 63 mins
  • A

Summary

Poverty-row continuation of The Falcon series; mundane murder mystery showcasing Calvert's magic act skills.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Two years after RKO dropped the Falcon franchise, it was snapped up by Poverty Row unit Film Classics, who changed the amateur sleuth's name to Michael Waring and installed professional magician John Calvert in the role. While this enabled Calvert to slip in a couple of conjuring tricks, it did little to bridge the charisma gap left by his predecessors. The formula remained unchanged, however, with Rochelle Hudson's husband facing jail for the murder of her putative lover. Roscoe Karns provides incompetent police support, while Theodore von Eltz and Lyle Talbot head the list of suspects.

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Credits

Cast

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Michael Waring / The FalconJohn Calvert
Margo DelgadoRochelle Hudson
Lieutenant HardyRoscoe Karns
Johnny MorelloLyle Talbot
Thomas MallonTheodore von Eltz
TBCMichael Mark
NagaTom Kennedy
Ramon DelgadoPaul Marion

Crew

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DirectorJohn F Link

Details

Languages
English | French
Formats
Black and white
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