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A Date with the Falcon (1942)

Passed  -  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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Storyline

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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Second of new screen series with the star who played The Saint. See more »


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16 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Cita con El Halcón  »

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Wendy Barrie as Helen Reed, Allen Jenkins as Goldy, and Eddie Dunn as Detctive Grimes repeat their roles in this second entry in the series. Hans Conried, who appeared as Herman, the police artist in "The Gay Falcon," reappears in a larger role as a snoopy hotel clerk, and Bobby Barber, who ran a club as Angelo in the previous film, is regulated to playing a walk-on as a member of the crowd watching George Sanders on a ledge. 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 »

Quotes

Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke: I tell yuh, I'm as sober as a judge.
Policeman: I'll put you before one, and we'll find out.
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George Sanders was a great Comic in this Film !
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Years ago I must have taped this film which was shown on TCM and it sure was an eye opener. George Sanders,( Gay Lawrence/Falcon),"Solomon and Sheba",'59, played a role quite similar to the "Thin Man" series with Dick Powell. The Falcon was about to get married to Helen Reed,(Wendy Barrie),"Peter Pan",'50 Broadway Theatre, NYC, and suddenly was caught up in a great mystery concerning diamond dealings and plenty of gangsters. James Gleason,(Inspector Mike O'Hara), tried to keep up with the Falcon and was even forced into arresting him quite often through out the picture. This was really a slap stick Comedy, Drama "B" picture and George Sanders did a great job playing the Major Comic. If you are a fan of George Sanders, you will never believe the way he acted in this picture, entirely different than "The Lodger" or "Hangover Square".


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