Search for Danger

Search for Danger is a 1949 American crime film directed by Jack Bernhard and starring John Calvert, Albert Dekker and Myrna Dell. The film was the last 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 film's art direction was by Boris Leven.

Search for Danger
Directed byJack Bernhard
Produced byDon Martin
George Moskov
Written byJerome Epstein
Michael Arlen
Don Martin
StarringJohn Calvert
Albert Dekker
Myrna Dell
Ben Welden
Music byKarl Hajos
CinematographyPaul Ivano
Edited byAsa Boyd Clark
Falcon Pictures Corporation
Distributed byFilm Classics
Release date
April 15, 1949
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States


Mike Waring, a private detective in Los Angeles whose nickname is "The Falcon," is on a case. He follows a man named Andrews to a hotel, then reports back to his clients, club owners Kirk and Gregory, where the man, their business partner, can be found.

They pay Waring a $500 fee, whereupon Wilma Rogers, who works at the club and likes Andrews, expresses her displeasure with Waring for informing on him. She also tips off Andrews that his partners are coming. Kirk and Gregory return, angry not only that they can't find Andrews or the $100,000 he embezzled, but that a hotel clerk, Perry, was under the impression that Waring left Andrews' room carrying what appeared to be a lot of money.

Waring believes the club owners are trying to frame him. Elaine Carson offers to help, but before long Waring becomes suspicious of her behavior, too. Waring eventually is able to locate the missing money, which he gives to a police lieutenant, Cooper, for safekeeping. Then he exposes the real culprit behind Andrews' murder and the theft, Perry, the clerk.



  1. Hardy p.124


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