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Director:
Writers:
Lynn Root (screen play) and
Frank Fenton (screen play) ...
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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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A great detective movie See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

James Gleason ... Inspector Mike O'Hara

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

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

Hans Conried ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Waldo Sampsom / Herman Sampson (uncredited)
Aline Dixon ... Spectator (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Det. Grimes (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Joe - The Bartender (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Ward (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Detective Bates (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Policeman Outside Bar (uncredited)
Youda Hayes ... Spectator (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Mr. Wallis (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Max Carlson (uncredited)
Harry Lee ... Mug (uncredited)
Frank Martinelli ... Louie (uncredited)
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Mug (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Dutch (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)

Directed by
Irving Reis 
 
Writing credits
Lynn Root (screen play) and
Frank Fenton (screen play)

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 (edited by)
 
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 .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
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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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Goldy brings Helen a pot of coffee with cream pitcher, sugar bowl and one cup. After talking to Gay, Helen throws the bowl, pitcher and pot but nothings spills out of them they are empty.See more »
Quotes:
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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by The Falcon Takes Over (1942)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A great detective movie, 26 August 2004
Author: rupert-felsing from London, England

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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