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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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ALL NEW THRILLS! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Una cita con El Halcón  »

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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: You're going to fix a window?
Needles, a Henchman: [Ominously] No, I'm gonna fix your wagon.
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Followed by The Falcon in Mexico (1944) See more »

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Second entry of the Falcon series
22 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

George Sanders is the Falcon in "A Date with the Falcon," part of the enjoyable Falcon series, which was eventually taken over by Sanders' brother Tom Conway so that Sanders could appear in another series, "The Saint." In this one, a man disappears with his invention, simulated diamonds that pass for the real thing, which can be used in place of industrial diamonds in the manufacture of war weapons. The Falcon becomes involved in the case, even though he's supposed to be leaving town with his abrasive fiancée (Wendy Barrie) in order to meet her parents.

A little disjointed, and though others have complained about the Wendy Barrie character, I seem to remember the Falcon had an even more annoying fiancée in another film, "The Falcon in Danger," only this time, it was Gay's brother Tom who was now The Falcon. Why these women were written with such a heavy hand is beyond me, but they do distract.

Still, this film is entertaining - James Gleason is excellent as the harried head of the investigation, and Allen Jenkins is funny as Gay's assistant. Always a pleasant way to pass the time.


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