The Falcon - Charles
McGraw starred as Mike Waring, an American espionage agent whose code
name was "The Falcon" on the spy drama THE ADVENTURES OF FALCON/SYN/1954-55. The
series was based on Michael Arlen's book Gay Falcon (1940), featuring
the dashing hero Gay Stanhope Falcon, whose real identity was Gay
Lawrence. The Falcon also used the names Spenser Pott, and Colonel
Movie adaptations of The Falcon character included The Gay
Falcon (1941), A Date with the Falcon (1941), The Falcon Takes Over
(1942), The Falcon's Brother (1942), The Falcon Strikes Back (1943),
The Falcon's Adventure (1946); The Devil's Cargo (1948),
with Murder (1948), and Search for Danger (1949).
Movie actors to
portray the role of The Falcon include George Sanders, Tom Conway and
John Calvert. On radio The Falcon was played by actors Les Damon,
Berry Kroeger, James Megham, George Petrie, and Les Tremayne.
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