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The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 14 February 1946 (USA)
Michael Landyard finds himself accused of stealing a valuable gem, and must find the real thief in order to clear his name.



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Credited cast:
Inspector Crane (as William Davidson)
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Peter Whitney ...
Harvey Beaumont
Adam Wheelright
Edith Evanson ...
Olga - Carla's Maid
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Fred Amsel ...
Room Clerk (scenes deleted)


Michael Laynard, the Lone Wolf, is questioned by the police regarding the theft of a priceless sapphire from an Indian potentate on a visit to New York City. Coincidently, Laynard goes to a nightclub where he sees the sapphire in the headdress of the principle dancer. However, before he can get to her, she is murdered and the sapphire is taken. He, to clear himself, must find the stone and the dancer's killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>, A. Nonymous

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Release Date:

14 February 1946 (USA)  »

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O Roubo da Safira Indiana  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Lone Wolf's car, aka Lulubelle, is a pre-war American Bantam, fewer than 7000 of which were produced from 1938 to 1941 by the American Bantam Car Company, which was resurrected from the ashes of the American Austin Car Company of Butler PA. See more »


Follows One Dangerous Night (1943) See more »

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A game try but where's Warren William when you need him
28 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Lone Wolf, Michael Lanyard, is back from the war and has turned into Gerald Mohr in "The Notorious Lone Wolf," released in 1946.

Poor Lanyard - he's back for hours and he's suspected of stealing a rare sapphire from a museum, and then he's accused of murder. And all he really wants to do is make up for lost time with his girlfriend, played by Janis Carter. Lanyard spends the rest of the film trying to clear his name. One way he does it is to detain the Indians who have come for the gem and impersonate one of them, with Jameson (Eric Blore) his butler impersonating the other.

All in all, very pleasant. Mohr is attractive but here's my problem with him. He's not the same type as William, obviously - he's less sophisticated, there's more emphasis on the romance, and he seems younger. That would have all been great if Mohr had just played that. Instead, to me, he's trying to be smooth and sophisticated and it's coming off as artifice. He needed to play to his own strong qualities.


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