Leslie Charteris sued RKO contending that "The Falcon" was "The Saint", his creation, in disguise. The disposition of the suit has not been discovered.

The first of sixteen movies for the suave detective nicknamed "The Falcon" starring George Saunders.

This film, the first in RKO's series of films based on Michael Arlen's character "The Falcon," was the only one actually based on an Arlen story.