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Appointment with Murder (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Romance | 24 November 1948 (USA)
The Falcon is hired by an insurance company to recover two stolen paintings, a job that takes him across the country and then across the Atlantic to Italy. Before he knows it, his ... See full summary »

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Jack Bernhard

Writers:

Joel Malone (story), Harold Swanton (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Calvert John Calvert ... Michael Waring aka The Falcon
Catherine Craig ... Lorraine W. Brinckley
Jack Reitzen ... Norton Benedict
Lyle Talbot ... Fred M. Muller
Peter Brocco ... Giuseppe Donatti
Ben Welden ... Martin Minecci
Robert Conte Robert Conte ... Count Dano
Jay Griffith Jay Griffith ... Detective
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... 2nd Baggage Clerk
Carlo Schipa Carlo Schipa ... Mario Farello (as Carlos Schipa)
Anna Demetrio ... Senora Rosa - Italian Woman (as Ann Demetrio)
Carole Donne Carole Donne ... Miss Connors
Barbara Freking Barbara Freking ... Barbara O'Brien - The Model
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The Falcon is hired by an insurance company to recover two stolen paintings, a job that takes him across the country and then across the Atlantic to Italy. Before he knows it, his investigation leads him into a world of double-crosses and big-time art fraud. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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LOVE date with DEATH! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

24 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Date with Murder See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 15th of 16 movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring John Calvert. See more »

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Follows Devil's Cargo (1948) See more »

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Falcon on poverty row
18 June 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Not that RKO was the cream of studios in Hollywood. But those Falcon movies that were done there looked like Gone With The Wind next to these last Falcon movies with John Calvert. In fact this independent makes a typical PRC film look good.

Calvert is off to Italy and back searching for a pair of paintings that the owner Peter Brocco claims were stolen. When Calvert finds one of them he finds out also it's a fake and the artist who copied it is murdered.

So it's back to Los Angeles and to art dealer Catherine Craig who is involved though Calvert does not know how much.

These Falcon films aren't a patch on the George Sanders/Tom Conway films done at RKO. This one is one dull snooze.


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