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The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 26 January 1940 (USA)
Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »

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Delia Jordan
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Jim Ryder
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Binnie Weldon
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Emil Gorlick
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Ralph Bolton
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Dorgan (as Peter Lynn)
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Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels. He is more than glad to do so, as it is just a matter of time before the police begin to suspect he was the guilty party. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crashing FORTRESS of CRIME...and a WOMAN'S HEART! (original print ad) See more »


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26 January 1940 (USA)  »

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A Volta do Lobo Solitário  »

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Gene Morgan is in studio records/casting call lists playing "Drunk," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Lanyard is tying Gorlick up, the scarf he used for a gag was over Gorlick's mouth only. In the next scene, it was over both his nose and mouth. In the following scene, it was back over only his mouth. (These scenes started at approximately :30.) See more »

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Follows The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) See more »

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Where's the Necklace
8 September 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Decent entry in The Lone Wolf series. The plot about a stolen pearl necklace and fake duplicates, along with two gangs of competing baddies, is pretty convoluted. In fact, you may need a scorecard to keep track of the disappearing necklaces. Holding things together, of course, is the commanding Warren William as the reformed jewel thief turned amateur sleuth. As the Wolf, he does the tongue-in-cheek part well, so we never take things too seriously—a requirement for the many amateur detectives of the time. But what's this about the Wolf ooing-and-aahing over his rows of aquariums. Something fishy going on here. There's also good humorous support from Blore as the butler, while the two well-upholstered girls, Perry and Alwyn, supply tricky eye candy.

Frankly, I would prefer a more streamlined plot, (do we really need a second jewel thief gang), but the basic premise is a good one, and I like that first bit of necklace trickery where Jordan gets fooled by a seductive Binnie. Note that the story is from the now legendary blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, still working the B-movie level. On the whole, it's an entertaining hour without being anything special.


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