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The Fallen Sparrow (1943) was a Film Noir - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Richard Wallace and produced by Robert Fellows.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringRoy Webb, C. BakaleinikoffNominated
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John 'Kit' McKittrick: Finally here to us
Toni Donne: What is it you really want?
John 'Kit' McKittrick: The girl that looks like you shouldn't ask a question like that and you know why
Toni Donne: No, you stare at me at the refugee dinner and it wasn't just a way a man looks at a woman. You went out of your way to find who I was and where I worked. You came to the hat shop only to see me and you didn't ask me out tonight just because your lady out of town. What is it you want?


John 'Kit' McKittrick: [First Lines]
[Thinking, not speaking out loud]
John 'Kit' McKittrick: All right. Go on. Let's have it. Can you go through with it? Have you got the guts for it? Or have they knocked it out of you? Have they made you yellow?


John 'Kit' McKittrick: [Last Lines] Another sparrow fell.
Inspector 'Toby' Tobin: So long.


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onFebruary 14, 1944 with Maureen O'Hara and Walter Slezak reprising their film roles.
Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Russell Wade (Ab Hamilton), Russ Powell (Priest), 'James Farley' (Bartender), Charles Lung (Carlo), Martin Faust (Chef at Carlo's Cafe), Lillian West (Receptionist), Miles Mander (Dr. Gudmundson) and Edith Evanson (Nurse). A modern source lists Russell Wade as a "Flower Seller", but there were no flower sellers in the film.
Martha O'Driscoll is listed in the records as "Whitney Hamilton," but she is called Whitney Parker (Ab Parker's cousin) in the film.
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