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The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

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Anton Schugg
Matthew Boulton ...
Inspector J. Stephens
Kurt Katch ...
Gustav Soessel
Morton Lowry ...
Kurt Weil, alias Kent Wells
Leslie Denison ...
Harvey Leeds
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George Barrow
Stanley Logan ...
Sir Stafford Hart
Tom Stevenson ...
Police Sergeant Hopkins
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The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

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THE LONE WOLF TURNS SPY TO MAKES NAZIS TURN PALE...and cops turn green with envy (original window-card poster) See more »

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3 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Dama em Perigo  »

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At the beginning of the film the streets are shown as being lit up, the lights only going off as the sirens went off. In fact there was a total blackout on the streets during the war so that no lights were supposed to show. Each day the newspapers published a time by which all streets were to be blacked out. See more »

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Good Lone Wolf story set against London blitz of the early '40s...
13 October 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite among all the Lone Wolf films TCM has been showing lately, starring WARREN WILLIAM as the master sleuth who's always one step ahead of Scotland Yard. This fast-paced adventure is directed by Edward Dmytryk in taut and suspenseful style.

Audiences always enjoyed watching the Nazi menace get its comeuppance in these sort of stories. Here FORREST TUCKER and MORTON LOWRY are cast as baddies who are helping the Nazis get hold of top secret plans for the destruction of England.

The man who gets his hands on the plans is, of course, The Lone Wolf, who, along with assistance from the ever humorous ERIC BLORE (his loyal valet), must get to the bottom of the spy ring's plans in order to acquit himself of the suspicious Scotland Yard inspector (THURSTON HALL) and his cronies. For a change, HILLARY BROOKE has a sympathetic role as a woman who at first suspects The Lone Wolf of being on the wrong side of things, but soon discovers the truth.

It's a pleasure seeing MORTON LOWRY, a fine supporting actor, given a role with some dimension to it in strong support, and FORREST TUCKER doing well with his Nazi officer role. Easily one of the most enjoyable of all the Lone Wolf films, primarily because the plot is a lot less cluttered than usual and easy to follow.


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