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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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Joan Perry ...
Delia Jordan
Eric Blore ...
Alan Baxter ...
Jim Ryder
Astrid Allwyn ...
Binnie Weldon
Montagu Love ...
Emil Gorlick
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Ralph Bolton
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Conroy
Fred Kelsey ...
Dickens (as Fred A. Kelsey)
Addison Richards ...
Stanley Young
Roy Gordon ...
Phillip Jordan
Harland Tucker ...
Alberts
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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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HE'S T-N-T IN A TOP HAT...OR A WOMAN'S ARMS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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26 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Lobo Solitário  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although the credits specify the story was based on a "work" by Louis Joseph Vance, no such work has been found. Only some of the characters in his novels were used in this story. See more »

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Followed by The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) See more »

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While a bit of a letdown from the first Lone Wolf with Warren William, it's still a pleasant romp
20 March 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the second of the Lone Wolf series starring the roguish Warren William. While this film includes a positive cast change (Eric Blore is now the butler), the overall level of supporting acting is a big drop off from the last film. In the first one, Rita Hayworth and Ida Lupino were along for the ride as well as the Wolf's daughter (played very well by the excellent child actress, Virginia Weidler). Apart from Blore, the show is all Warren William and while he is very good, the film's chemistry is a bit lacking--making this a pretty ordinary B-detective film. While not quite as exciting or magical as a Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan film, it is roughly on-par with a Saint or Falcon film--and this isn't bad company for this film. A slightly better than average time-passer for fans of the genre--but unfortunately, not a lot more.


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