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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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User Reviews:
George Sanders was a great Comic in this Film ! See more (16 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the initial entry in the series, Helen Reed (Wendy Barrie) tries unsuccessfully to win Gay from his fiancée Elinorm but fails. In this sequel, Elinor is not to be seen, and Helen has somehow replaced her as Gay's fiancée.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:
Helen Reed:Something tells me I'm going to be a widow before I'm a bride.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by The Falcon in Mexico (1944)See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
George Sanders was a great Comic in this Film !, 16 February 2005
Author: whpratt1 from United States

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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