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The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Crime  -  23 November 1940 (USA)
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Complicated plot involving missing stamp collection and kidnapped businessman, with the Lone Wolf keeping one step ahead of the police in Havana trying to solve the crime and make a profit.

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Complicated plot involving missing stamp collection and kidnapped businessman, with the Lone Wolf keeping one step ahead of the police in Havana trying to solve the crime and make a profit. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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He's giving cops the slip ... ladies the works ... and killers the business! See more »


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Lobo Entre Lobos  »

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Although the credits specify the source of the screenplay was a "work" by Louis Joseph Vance, no novel by this name was ever published, nor did any of Vance's novels contain a similar plot. Only some of the characters are in other novels. See more »

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Followed by Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941) See more »

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Down Argentina Way
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music in a restaurant
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Stamping out crime
13 January 2007 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

This was Warren Williams's 4th Lone Wolf outing to Eric Blore's 3rd as the adventurous master and butler Michael Lanyard and Jamison. The entire cast were dapper in the Hollywood sunshine but Blore outshone them all, he was never more snazzily dressed than in here.

The plot has it that Lanyard lets himself become embroiled in a rather nasty kidnapping affair after the baddies steal his precious stamp album mistaking it for their pay off of USD 100,000. And as usual he was helping out a damsel in distress. Amidst some fine comedic banter between the leads, slapstick, the baddies being hunted down by Lanyard and vice versa with the cops after Lanyard it can all get can pretty complicated and surreal at times, especially when the yacht makes an appearance so I recommend attention. Favourite bits: The amusing opening and chase scene in Havana; Lanyard feigning utter horror at the mess his stamp collection had got into in baddie Ed Gargan's none-too-delicate hands; whenever 53 yo zooty Blore had to run - what a sight!

All in all another nice entry in the series (by my count no. 6/15), for those of us who like the genre.


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