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A Date with the Falcon (1942)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  16 January 1942 (USA)
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The story's maguffin is a formula for flawless industrial diamonds pursued by the Falcon and a bevy of villains.

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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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Una cita con El Halcón  »

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In the first series entry, "The Gay Falcon," Goldie's name was spelled with an "ie," but here in the second it's spelled with a "y." See more »

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

Quotes

Max Carlson: [to Rita knowingly] I think you can be relied upon to close our deal with 'The Falcon.'
Rita Mara: I think so. Then we meet at your apartment.
Max Carlson: That's right. Come on, Dutch.
Gay Lawrence: [to Dutch] Oh, your hat.
[Handing him his hat]
Max Carlson: Awfully sorry we won't meet again.
Gay Lawrence: [Drolly] Oh, that's one nice thing about my murder.
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a good series, and a good film
2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It would be hard to praise too highly these "Falcon" (and "Saint") films of the 30s and 40s, for in them was contained all the enjoyable trademarks of that fine era of movie making.

These films all had good writing, good directing, good acting, good photography, crisp editing and fast action. What more would you want? They also had plenty of charm and plenty of style.

A DATE WITH THE FALCON is one of the best of the bunch with a neat plot and some delightful set pieces. George Sanders and Wendy Barrie are fun to watch, and to listen to, but the supporting performances of folks like the great Allen Jenkins, James Gleason and Ed Gargan are just as entertaining. RKO had always made the best "B" pictures in town and for their production values alone it would hard to fault them. And a special "hats off" must go to director Irving Reis for some extremely amusing sequences very professionally staged.

Don't be put off by the one or two supercilious remarks by some of the above reviewers. Just go watch these films and have yourself a very good time doing so. You will quickly notice a brand of film-making vastly superior to what is being done today.


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