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A Date with the Falcon (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 16 January 1942 (USA)
In the second film of the series (and not a second part of anything), Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiancée, Helen Reed, when a mystery girl, Rita ... See full summary »

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In the second film of the series (and not a second part of anything), Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiancée, Helen Reed, when a mystery girl, Rita Mara, asks for his aid in disposing of a secret formula for making synthetic diamonds. He deliberately allows himself to be kidnapped by the gang for which Rita works. His aide, "Goldy" Locke, trails the kidnappers and brings the police. But the head of the gang escapes, and the Falcon continues the pursuit. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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One of the conceits of the series was to end each film with a preview of the next. "The Gay Falcon" concluded with a distraught young woman telling the Falcon about her missing brother. The plot of "A Date with the Falcon" has nothing to do with that premise. See more »

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It is obviously a stunt man who is knocked down as Goldie, not Allen Jenkins. See more »

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Gay Lawrence: I told you I don't know anything, and I don't want to find out anything!
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Followed by The Falcon in Mexico (1944) See more »

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Excellent story to start off on
1 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After suffering a night of lack luster sleep I turned on the television to see what could send me to sleep. After putting on BBC2 I happened on the Movie "A date with falcon", and was hooked from the start. I've been a fan of the genre and enjoyed the mix of comedy and adventure the story portrayed. The cast are charming, suave and full of quips. I loved it and recommend it to people who want to see a action show with a little intelligence, it might be old black and white, but it doesn't effect it one bit. Worth a nights lack of sleep.

The future stories are OK but the first three in the series are the better of the series, and include the original cast of characters, future stories have some of the cast switched due to people going off to other projects.


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