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Writers:
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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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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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 Mexico (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You AreSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Needs More Juice, 14 July 2013
Author: howardeisman from United States

While in jail, The Falcon tells Goldie that, when in a jam, insouciance is required. Suave insouciance is Tom Conway's forte, but there is too much of that here. Conway is heading toward apathy. After all those previous Falcon movies, Conway seems like he is walking through his part. His performance lacks energy. The same could be said for Rita Corday. Jean Brooks, who always played a most intriguing romantic part in previous Falcon films, has so little to do here, she is practically an extra.

I suspect that this film was made as a showcase for Jane Greer. Her part with Elisha Cook, Jr, unstable as usual, is almost a separate story. Greer has many closeups and sings sultry songs. She gets a lot of attention in an other rushed movie.

The mystery is not really developed but it is okay. It is always nice to see the Falcon. He was a proto-James Bond

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