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Director:
Writers:
Lynn Root (screenplay) and
Frank Fenton (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 January 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
ALL NEW THRILLS! (original ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
The story's maguffin is a formula for flawless industrial diamonds pursued by the Falcon and a bevy of villains. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wittier than ever See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Sanders ... Gay Lawrence / The Falcon
Wendy Barrie ... Helen Reed

James Gleason ... Inspector Michael 'Mike' O'Hara

Allen Jenkins ... Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke
Mona Maris ... Rita Mara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Arden ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Short Spectator (uncredited)
Roxanne Barkley ... Jill, the Florist (uncredited)
Anthony Blair ... Policeman (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Second Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... First Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Needles, a Henchman (uncredited)
Leo Cleary ... Detective Brody (uncredited)

Hans Conried ... Federal Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Waldo Sampsom / Herman Sampson, His Twin (uncredited)
Aline Dixon ... Spectator (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Detective 'Grimesy'Grimes (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Joe, the Bartender (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Ward, a Diamond Expert (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Detective Bates (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Policeman Outside Bar (uncredited)
Youda Hayes ... Spectator (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Mr. Wallis, a Diamond Expert (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Max Carlson (uncredited)
Harry Lee ... Mug (uncredited)
Frank Martinelli ... Louie (uncredited)
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Mug (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Dutch, a Henchman (uncredited)
Amarilla Morris ... Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Policeman at Federal Hotel (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Policeman at Accident (uncredited)
Earle Ross ... Adolph Meyer (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Russell ... Girl On Plane (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Douglas Spencer ... Witness at Accident (uncredited)
Al Sullivan ... Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Irving Reis 
 
Writing credits
Lynn Root (screenplay) and
Frank Fenton (screenplay)

Michael Arlen (based upon the character created by)

Produced by
Howard Benedict .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography) (as Robert de Grasse)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Marker 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino  (as Albert D'Agostino)
Alfred Herman  (as Al Herman)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... recordist
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
63 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-11 (2005) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) (uncredited) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #7653)

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Trivia:
The second of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring George Sanders (and later Tom Conway).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Inspector Michael 'Mike' O'Hara:[Understating] Only a little murder wrap is all.
Helen Reed:Murder?
Inspector Michael 'Mike' O'Hara:Yes.
Helen Reed:What makes you think you're a detective? Just because your arches are broken down?
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Movie Connections:
Followed by The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)See more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Wittier than ever, 4 July 2007
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is the second of the Falcon films starring George Sanders. The dialogue crackles with even more electricity than in the first. This film has more substance and plot than its predecessor, but is even funnier, with both sight gags and witty remarks throughout which are often hilarious. Who can ever forget George Sanders standing and smoking a cigarette nonchalantly on a window ledge of a New York hotel, while the crowd below gasps and take bets on whether he will jump. When a policeman forces him inside the window at gunpoint, the street crowd sighs in disappointment, and one man says: 'I figured him for a phoney.' When Sanders goes into a florist shop to buy roses for his (new) fiancée, the woman running it is an old girl friend. She is surprised and disappointed that he is getting married: 'You're much too undependable to be taken out of circulation. It's a crime.' He drolly replies: 'Yes, and I can't solve it. It's a perfect crime.' Hans Conreid, who stole scenes in the previous Falcon film as a police artist, really runs away with his scenes in this one as a hotel clerk. Wendy Barrie scintillates as much as ever, sometimes ferocious, at other times gentle, but always on fire. What a cracker! They don't make 'em like this any more. And all that on a low budget, with a couple of cars and a few cheap sets. Today's directors with their hundred million dollar budgets ought to take a look at some of these old cheapies and learn how to make real movies. Then we would not all be so bored by their silly special effects and exploding cars which they substitute for acting and witty dialogue, and we could enjoy a film again like people could in 1941.

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