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The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Crime | 23 November 1940 (USA)
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! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Lobo Entre Lobos  »

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Walter Baldwin is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Night Watchman," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. See more »

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Follows Alias the Lone Wolf (1927) 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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Though very similar to the Boston Blackie films, this one is a notch above them in quality
6 October 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During the 1940s, Columbia Pictures made two nearly identical B-detective series--Boston Blackie and The Lone Wolf. At times, the plots of the two seemed almost interchangeable and the formula was very similar. Both featured stupid police inspectors with even stupider assistants, both featured a leading man who had once been a criminal but had now gone straight and both featured a prominent role for a supporting buddy for the lead. About the only major difference was that the Lone Wolf's man-servant (Eric Blore) was hilarious and Blackie's friend ("Runt", usually played by George E. Stone) was relatively bland compared to the incomparable Blore. Blore simply was a very funny man in films like this as well as in the Astaire-Rogers films.

Now as for the plot, it involves a kidnapped man and a woman who is trying to solve this mystery in order to clear her fiancé who has been wrongly jailed for the crime. Not unexpectedly, the Lone Wolf (Warren William) stumbles upon this very pretty lady and offers his able assistance. While none of this is particularly original or memorable, the acting is excellent and the film is all in good fun. Overall, better than a Blackie film and about on par with a Falcon or Saint series film.


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