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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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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 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) | USA:Approved (PCA #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:
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:
Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke:So long, Jack. You're on your own. What a break for crime!See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Devil's Cargo (1948)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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