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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 »

Director:

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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Storyline

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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The Hottest Date Mr. Suspense EVER HAD With Miss Mystery See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Date with Murder See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The second of John Calvert's three "The Falcon" features, shot August 1948 and released November 24. See more »

Connections

Follows The Falcon in Mexico (1944) See more »

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Murky little potboiler
4 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

APPOINTMENT WITH MURDER is a late entry in a long-running series of films about The Falcon, an international crime fighter who tours the globe bringing various criminals to justice. I haven't seen any of these films before - at least, I don't think I have - so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one.

What I got was a murky little potboiler with a few neat action sequences to recommend it, but a film which is overall let down by a convoluted plot line and a poor choice of hero. The pockmarked John Calvert has a face that is permanently contorted into a sneer, so he ends up looking more like a villainous henchman than the hero of the piece. By contrast one of this movie's chief villains looks like a cuddly teddy bear so you can't take him seriously as a menacing figure.

The plot is about the hunt for a couple of stolen and priceless paintings but it doesn't really amount to much apart from lots of back and forth sort of stuff with the authorities and some tacked-on romance type material. You have to laugh at the way the police don't bother getting involved in the proceedings and corpses are left laying around at various intervals. I didn't mind the brief fight scenes but overall APPOINTMENT WITH MURDER is a letdown.


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