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Writers:
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Release Date:
22 April 1946 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

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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)
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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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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #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:
Follows The Falcon in Danger (1943)See more »
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How Do You Fall In LoveSee more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Poyirls Of Death, 8 April 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

The 12th and penultimate RKO Falcon film was a hardboiled affair, with the two wildly different main strands converging to a rather sudden conclusion. Some nice noirish moments, atmospheric photography and natural acting by all go to make it an enjoyable ride.

Tom Conway playing Tom Lawrence aka the Falcon and Goldie (played for the only time by Vince Barnett) get called upon to protect a "lady's" pearl necklace, alas to no avail – it's already gone. An insurance scam is uncovered with Emory Parnell in his 3rd Falcon as a slapstick insurance detective. The other thread has manic Barbary Towers hotel dj Elisha Cook Jr. (the one man Radio KGR) with his own problems, not the least keeping hold of his wife, gorgeous Jane Greer. His was the watertight alibi of the picture, not a new idea then and borrowed shortly afterwards to greater effect by Claude Rains in The Unsuspected. It was Rita Corday's 6th and final Falcon film, this time pretty low-key - all those name changes surely didn't help her future career? Favourite bits: listening to Greer's pleasant singing voice; the "smudge" fire routine in the hotel bedroom ably performed by Goldie; Cook's record library - you could get all those tons of shellac onto a single mp3 player now! Needless to relate, Tom solves everything, albeit a couple of murders too late, but woe betide you if you miss that last minute – they closed this one down fast!

Nothing here for the serious, nice entertainment for us fans.

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