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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16 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una cita con El Halcón  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When the Falcon glimpses the room number for the "scientist" in the hotel, it's easy to read the number 506 in the book. However, when he later enters the scientist's room, the number 516 can be clearly seen on the door. See more »


Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke: So long, Jack. You're on your own. What a break for crime!
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Followed by Search for Danger (1949) See more »

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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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