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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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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)

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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The second of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring George Sanders (and later Tom Conway).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: It is obviously a stunt man who is knocked down as Goldie, not Allen Jenkins.See more »
Quotes:
Max Carlson:[to Rita knowingly] I think you can be relied upon to close our deal with 'The Falcon.'
Rita Mara:I think so. Then we meet at your apartment.
Max Carlson:That's right. Come on, Dutch.
Gay Lawrence:[to Dutch] Oh, your hat.
[Handing him his hat]
Max Carlson:Awfully sorry we won't meet again.
Gay Lawrence:[Drolly] Oh, that's one nice thing about my murder.
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Appointment with Murder (1948)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
a good series, and a good film, 2 December 2008
Author: guenzeld from United States

It would be hard to praise too highly these "Falcon" (and "Saint") films of the 30s and 40s, for in them was contained all the enjoyable trademarks of that fine era of movie making.

These films all had good writing, good directing, good acting, good photography, crisp editing and fast action. What more would you want? They also had plenty of charm and plenty of style.

A DATE WITH THE FALCON is one of the best of the bunch with a neat plot and some delightful set pieces. George Sanders and Wendy Barrie are fun to watch, and to listen to, but the supporting performances of folks like the great Allen Jenkins, James Gleason and Ed Gargan are just as entertaining. RKO had always made the best "B" pictures in town and for their production values alone it would hard to fault them. And a special "hats off" must go to director Irving Reis for some extremely amusing sequences very professionally staged.

Don't be put off by the one or two supercilious remarks by some of the above reviewers. Just go watch these films and have yourself a very good time doing so. You will quickly notice a brand of film-making vastly superior to what is being done today.

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