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The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 30 May 1940 (USA)
A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

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A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

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El Lobo en Scotland Yard  »

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Although the onscreen credits specify the movie was based on a story by novelist Louis Joseph Vance, no such story has been found. Vance did however create the Lone Wolf character and wrote eight novels about him. See more »

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Followed by The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) See more »

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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(1808) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Sung a cappella by Eric Blore
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Eric Blore: "Police don't like us, and it's oh, so mutual!"
14 November 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

If it weren't for some droll remarks by ERIC BLORE, this Lone Wolf entry called THE LONE WOLF MEETS A LADY hasn't got much material to distinguish it among all the other Wolf films.

Blore brings some much needed humor to the predictable formula which has the Wolf fleeing the authorities with a woman (JEAN MUIR) who has witnessed the murder of a man over the robbery of an expensive jewel. He and his valet (Blore) decide to help her free herself from the clutches of Inspector Crane (THURSTON HALL) as The Lone Wolf goes about to find the real man responsible for the crime.

The only surprise among the cast members is seeing BRUCE BENNETT pop up as an irate policeman. Bennett doesn't play his usual bland type and plays the feisty cop with a good display of temperament. Oddly enough, his name is billed last among the cast credits. WARREN HULL as Muir's fiancé is competent enough and better remembered by me as "The Green Hornet" in the serial series he did in the early '40s. As for WARREN WILLIAM, he seems completely at ease in the title role.

Nothing new here, and one of the less memorable but still enjoyable entries in this series.


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