The Falcon Takes Over

1942

Irving Reis
Director
R.K.O.
Studio

The third in the Falcon series, and one of the best. Scripted by Raymond Chandler from his novel Farewell, My Lovely and almost as good as the later Dick Powell adaptation of the same name (and much better than the 70s Robert Mitchum version). Ward Bond makes an impressive Moose Malloy, and the underrated Lynn Bari shines, as does the usual gang of Sanders, Gleason, Jenkins, Gargan, etc.

-Dave W.



29th May 1942
Cinema

Not Rated

65 mins
1.37:1




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George Sanders
Gay Lawrence, The Falcon
Lynn Bari
Ann Riordan
James Gleason
Inspector Mike O'Hara
Allen Jenkins
Jonathan 'Goldie' Locke
Helen Gilbert
Diana Kenyon
Kernan Cripps
Club 13 Doorman
(uncredited)
Ward Bond
Moose Malloy
(uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Club 13 Patron
(uncredited)
Mike Lally
Club 13 Patron
(uncredited)
Unknown
Club 13 Patron
Unknown
Club 13 Patron
Unknown
Club 13 Patron
Unknown
Club 13 Patron
Unknown
Club 13 Waiter
Unknown
Club 13 Waiter
Mickey Simpson
Club 13 Bartender
(uncredited)
Ken Terrell
Club 13 Headwaiter
(uncredited)
Warren Jackson
Montgomery (uncredited)
Edward Gargan
Detective Bates
(uncredited)
Unknown
Girl Greeting the Falcon (aka 'Homer Bilkey')
Harry Shannon
Detective Grimes
(uncredited)
Lew Kelly
Coroner (uncredited)
Robert Smith
Cop with Goldie
(uncredited)
Eddie Dew
Reporter (uncredited)
William Alland
Reporter (uncredited)
Anne Revere
Jessie Florian
(uncredited)
Selmer Jackson
Laird Burnett
(uncredited)
Unknown
Newseller
George Cleveland
Jerry (uncredited)
Hans Conried
Lindsay Marriott
(uncredited)
Louise Ritchie
Diana's Maid
(uncredited)
Juan Varro
Amthor's Assistant
(uncredited)
Turhan Bey
Jules Amthor
(uncredited)
Paul Norby
Dan, Detective
(uncredited)
Roxanne Barkley
Hat Check Girl
(uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
Swan Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Elinor Troy
Girl at Swan Club
(uncredited)
Charlie Hall
Louie, Swan Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel
Swan Club Patron in Fight
(uncredited)
Amarilla Morris
Wife of Swan Club Patron in Fight
(uncredited)
Bob Reeves
Elmer, Jailer
(uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
Desk Sergeant
(uncredited)
Frank Fanning
Detective Hauling in Showgirls
(uncredited)
Gayle Mellott
Showgirl (uncredited)
Fred Carpenter
Newsboy (uncredited)
Thomas Martin
Nightclub Waiter
(uncredited)
Barry Norton
Nightclub Patron
(uncredited)
Tom Quinn
Nightclub Patron
(uncredited)
Chester Tallman
Detective (uncredited)

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