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Director:
Writers:
Gerald Geraghty (screenplay)
Michael Arlen (based upon the character created by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THE STAGE IS SET for Murder! See more »
Plot:
The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
One of the best Falcon films See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence

Barbara Hale ... Peggy Callahan
Veda Ann Borg ... Billie Atkins

John Abbott ... Martin S. Dwyer

Sheldon Leonard ... Louie Buchanan
Konstantin Shayne ... Alec Hoffman
Emory Parnell ... Inspector McBride
Frank Jenks ... Lieutenant Higgins
Jean Brooks ... Roxanna Miles
Rita Corday ... Lili D'Allio
Walter Soderling ... Ed Johnson
Useff Ali ... Mohammed Nogari
Robert Clarke ... Perc Saunders
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George DeNormand ... Truck Driver (scenes deleted)
Nancy Marlow ... Mail Clerk (scenes deleted)
Virginia Belmont ... Girl (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Sammy (uncredited)
Patti Brill ... First Secretary (uncredited)
Tom Burton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Marvin - in Miniatures (uncredited)
Greta Christensen ... Girl (uncredited)
Chester Clute ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Gwen Crawford ... Secretary (uncredited)
Chris Drake ... Assistant Cameraman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Cowboy Actor (uncredited)
Jimmy Jordan ... Operator (uncredited)
Carl Kent ... Art Director (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Statuary Molder (uncredited)
Jacques Lory ... Musician (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Beautiful Blonde's Husband (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Margie Stewart ... Girl (uncredited)
Bryant Washburn ... Art Department Runner (uncredited)
Chili Williams ... Beautiful Blonde (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
Gerald Geraghty (screenplay)

Michael Arlen (based upon the character created by)

Produced by
Maurice Geraghty .... producer
Gordon Douglas .... producer (uncredited)
Sid Rogell .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Milford 
 
Art Direction by
Lucius O. Croxton  (as L. O. Croxton)
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Ohrenbach (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. Casey .... assistant director (as James Casey)
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... rerecording by
Francis M. Sarver .... recorded by
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Linwood G. Dunn .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Bentley .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Theodore Rand .... dance staged by
Leslie Urbach .... dialogue director
Gertrude Bank .... stand-in: Barbara Hale (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
67 min
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Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #10311) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The tenth of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the chase towards Sunset Studio Billie is driving her cab with Lawrence sitting in the back. When they get out at the studio gates Lawrence gets out from behind the wheel and Billie from the back.See more »
Quotes:
Billie Atkins:Those lady drivers, they'll kill you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows The Falcon Out West (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
Palomita MiaSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Falcon films, 28 December 2007
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is the tenth Falcon film. It is one of the most amusing and satisfactory of the series. A new director, Gordon Douglas, came into the series, and injected some much-needed fresh energy. But chiefly, this film is remarkable for the pairing of Tom Conway with a female sidekick, a cabbie named Billie, played to superb comic effect by Veda Ann Borg. The two have a wonderful magic together. The producers had stumbled on a formula here which could have generated several more films of the wise-cracking guy and gal type, similar to the Thin Man series. But they retained neither the girl nor the director in future films, which shows that they were asleep at the wheel by this time. It is true that Veda Ann Borg's character gets a bit annoying after a while, through over-persistence, but that could so easily have been fixed. She and Tom Conway 'clicked' because she was not in the category of wolf's prey, so that he could relate to her as a person rather than as a curved shape (not that she was lacking in that department either, but her personality obliterated her looks entirely). Jean Brooks is there again, in her fourth Falcon film. Her icy demeanour makes her once again a chilling suspect. She always added so much to these films, because she was so convincing as either a villainess or a potential one. This film is extremely remarkable for a detective film of the 1940s in that a very large proportion of the dialogue consists of direct quotations from William Shakespeare, most of it uttered by John Abbott, by origin an Englishman who knew how to say the lines properly (he had appeared in England in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1937) and 'Mrs. Miniver' (1942) and was well grounded in the Bard). There is also one witty exchange of Shakespearian lines between Tom Conway and John Abbott. There is a wonderful cameo by an obscure uncredited actor, Chester Clute, as the manager of an apartment building (called a 'hotel' in the IMDb character list, though it was not a hotel in the story). The shots around Los Angeles and the RKO sound stages and lot are also fascinating. This is a real winner for avid Falconers.

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