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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 initial entry in the series, Helen Reed (Wendy Barrie) tries unsuccessfully to win Gay from his fiancée Elinorm but fails. In this sequel, Elinor is not to be seen, and Helen has somehow replaced her as Gay's fiancée. See more »

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When George Sanders is punched by a policeman on the street, it is obviously a stunt man who gets knocked down and stands up, not Sanders. See more »

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Inspector Michael 'Mike' O'Hara: [Discovering that he has mistaken a phony diamond for a real one] That settles it! I'm gonna change my wife's stone for a washing machine!
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Followed by The Falcon's Adventure (1946) See more »

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A great detective movie
26 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Sanders plays Gay Lawrence, The Falcon, who has at last been lured into marriage by his fiancé, Helen (played by Wendy Barrie). Just before he goes off to get married though, he gets mixed up in a case where a reclusive scientist who has created a formula to make fake diamonds that are indistinguishable from real ones get kidnapped by crooks and forced to spill the beans. As usual, the relationship between the falcon and the Law is pretty borderline at best, the keep on trying to arrest him on suspicion of being involved in the plot, murder and anything else they can pin on him. Needless to say he leads the police to the gang, and makes the 'plane to fly off with his fiancé. This is a great movie, and Sanders plays it with an insouciance that is quite invigorating: you cannot decide whether he is in his heart laughing at the whole film in its simplicity. The gangsters are almost a parody of gangsters, the police are bumbling goons, and his fiancé increasingly jealous and frustrated as he keeps on tripping over beautiful women who have known him in the past (but a few loving words and a kiss from him always seems to calm her down - what luck!). A great lark, and great to watch just for Sander's voice!!


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