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Writers:
Paul Yawitz (screenplay)
Dane Lussier (story) ...
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Release Date:
22 April 1946 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Falcon Meets Jane Greer See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tom Conway ... Tom Lawrence
Rita Corday ... Joan Meredith
Vince Barnett ... Goldie Locke

Jane Greer ... Lola Carpenter

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Nick
Emory Parnell ... Metcalf
Al Bridge ... Police Inspector Blake
Esther Howard ... Gloria Peabody
Jean Brooks ... Baroness Lena
Paul Brooks ... Alex Olmsted
Jason Robards Sr. ... Harvey Beaumont (as Jason Robards)
Morgan Wallace ... Bender
Lucien Prival ... Baron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonnie Blair ... Phone Operator (scenes deleted)
Bob Alden ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Postman (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Coroner (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Det. Williams (uncredited)
Myrna Dell ... Falcon's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
Betty Gillette ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Racing Fan with Falcon (uncredited)
Alf Haugen ... 459 Club Doorman (uncredited)
George Holmes ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Racetrack Patron (uncredited)
Joe La Barba ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Bender Thug (uncredited)
Nan Leslie ... 459 Club Cashier (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Louie - Headwaiter (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Mr. Thompson (uncredited)
Frank Pershing ... Police Guard (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Arriving Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Bender Thug (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Burke - Jeweler (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray McCarey 
 
Writing credits
Paul Yawitz (screenplay)

Dane Lussier (story) &
Manuel Seff (story) (as Manny Seff)

Michael Arlen (based on the character created by)

Edward Dein  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Charles O'Neal  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
William Berke .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ernest Gold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Philip Martin  (as Philip Martin Jr.)
 
Art Direction by
Lucius O. Croxton  (as Lucius Croxton)
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Anderson .... assistant director (as James Anderson)
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Francis M. Sarver .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Linwood G. Dunn .... optical effects (uncredited)
Albert Simpson .... matte painter (uncredited)
Harold E. Wellman .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Daly .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Ernest Gold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Earl B. Mounce .... music mixer (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: main and end title music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Madeleine Dmytryk .... dialogue director
Allen Martini .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
61 min
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Color:
Black and White (archival footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #11122)

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Trivia:
The 12th of 16 movies about the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring Tom Conway.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Appointment with Murder (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
How Do You Fall In LoveSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Falcon Meets Jane Greer, 29 December 2007
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is the twelfth Falcon film. It has exciting appearances in it of Jane Greer, aged 22 but looking and behaving 32, and Elisha Cook, Junior. This is apparently the only film in which Jane Greer plays a singer, and she sings very well. Her song is absolutely extraordinary in that the lyrics feature planned silences and hesitating phrases which drop out of the rhythm, and frankly I have never heard a song pull off such tricks successfully, and the film is worth seeing for the song, not because the melody is any good, but because the song is musically unique as far as I know and would repay close study and analysis by any serious song writer. Elisha Cook gets to do more acting than usual in this film, and he is even scarier than usual, and completely convincing, as always. Jane Greer did not become a noted noir player until the following year, and was still obscure at this stage. Jean Brooks is in this one, but gets very little screen time and her presence is frankly wasted. I guess because she was part of the team, they were inventing a pretext for her to have a fee. We get to see her in a revealing gown with exposed back, which menacing ice maidens don't normally show, but that's about all. Rita Corday is in this one too, and she gets a big part and shines. Vince Barnett is much less annoying as Goldie the sidekick than the atrocious Edward Brophy in the preceding film, though he still gets on one's nerves. The film was well directed by Ray McCarey, who died only two years later at the age of only 44. Believe it or not, I actually knew the man who wrote the story for this film, whose name was Manny Seff. He was a very delightful and amusing guy, a great conversationalist, story teller, and joke cracker, who was getting old when I was very young, and it adds dimension to an old movie when you can say: 'There's Manny Seff's name as the writer!' He is exactly the kind of fellow I had always imagined writing these stories, and there suddenly his name appeared on the screen to prove it. I can't say it was a total surprise, it just seemed so appropriate. Judging from what I know of him, and guess about the others, these people must all have had a lot of fun making these films, which is probably one reason why they are so entertaining.

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