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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

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Joel Malone (story), Harold Swanton (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
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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The Hottest Date Mr. Suspense EVER HAD With Miss Mystery 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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The second of John Calvert's three "The Falcon" features, shot August 1948 and released November 24. See more »

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Follows The Falcon in Danger (1943) See more »

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The Magician John Calvert stars as "The Falcon"
22 September 2019 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

The remarkable John Calvert stars as The Falcon in "Appointment with Murder" from 1948. This was one of three Falcon films made in 1948 by Calvert.

In this film, The Falcon (now called Michael Waring) is working for an insurance company and is sent to Europe to trace some paintings. He becomes involved with art forgers and the murder of an art forger in Italy.

A note about the name - supposedly The Falcon's name here is Michael Waring but it sounded in the film like Watling every time someone said it.

Calvert was debonair and sophisticated, but the movies aren't as much fun as the films with George Sanders. This film was very dry without the usual humor seen with The Falcon.

Calvert's actual career was that of a magician. He was the inspiration of Siegfried and Roy, and Mrs. Houdini said he was second to Harry as far as talent. Throughout his life, he traveled extensively doing magic shows, teaching, and occasionally doing a bit of acting.

Calvert was invited to perform his magic act both on Broadway in New York City and at the London Palladium Theatre on his 100th birthday. He died at the age of 102.


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