When "Fritz" (played by Lloyd Bridges) is speaking to his employer, he takes out a cigarette case, offers one to him, then removes one for himself. He taps it on the case. In the next instant, when the camera changes to the angle behind him, the cigarette is already in his mouth. See more »
With a long bow to Casablanca Warren William as Michael Lanyard The Lone Wolf gets an espionage assignment of which we're never quite sure because the Nazis capture him and valet Eric Blore.
William has joined the war effort and the bad guys try to decoy him and the British authorities away from their actual purpose which is to bomb and disable the Suez Canal, lifeline of the British Empire. They've recruited no one less than Blore's daughter-in-law to be Ann Savage as one cool spy. Is there no end to their scheming?
The film is set in Alexandria and it tries to be a cut rate Casablanca with Sheldon Leonard as nightclub owner Johnny who runs a café like Rick's where intrigue is an appetizer on the menu. Leonard usually a villain, is William's stalwart friend as the spies come real close to making a fool out of him.
This was the last of Warren William's films starring him as the Lone Wolf. But the best was definitely not saved for last.
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