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Appointment with Murder
Directed byJack Bernhard
Written byJoel Malone
Harold Swanton
Don Martin
Michael Arlen
Produced byJack Bernhard
StarringJohn Calvert
Catherine Craig
Jack Reitzen
Lyle Talbot
CinematographyWalter Strenge
Edited byAsa Boyd Clark
Music byKarl Hajos
Falcon Pictures Corporation
Distributed byFilm Classics
Release date
November 24, 1948
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

Appointment with Murder is a 1948 American crime film directed by Jack Bernhard and starring John Calvert, Catherine Craig and Jack Reitzen. The film is one of three made by the low-budget Film Classics company featuring Calvert as The Falcon who had previously been played by George Sanders and Tom Conway for RKO.[1]


The Falcon travels to Milan to locate some stolen paintings for an insurance company. He follows the trail from a murdered Italian painter to an art gallery in Los Angeles.


  • John Calvert as Michael Waring, the Falcon
  • Catherine Craig as Lorraine W. Brinckley
  • Jack Reitzen as Norton Benedict
  • Lyle Talbot as Fred Muller
  • Peter Brocco as Giuseppe Donatti
  • Ben Welden as Martin Minecci
  • Robert Conte as Count Dano
  • Jay Griffith as Detective
  • Michael Mark as 2nd Baggage Clerk
  • Carlo Schipa as Mario Farello
  • Anna Demetrio as Senora Rosa - Italian Woman
  • Carole Donne as Miss Connors
  • Barbara Freking as Barbara O'Brien - The Model
  • Jack Chefe as Johnny - Hotel Clerk
  • Eugene Gericke as 1st Thug
  • James Griffith as Detective
  • Pat Lane as Customs Officer
  • Robert Nadell as 1st Baggage Clerk
  • Frank Richards as 2nd Thug
  • Carl Sklover as Guard
  • Eric Wilton as Count Dano's Butler


  1. ^ Hardy p.124


  • Hardy, Phil. The BFI Companion to Crime. University of California Press, 1997.
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