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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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Release Date:

14 February 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Roubo da Safira Indiana  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) See more »

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Minor but entertaining Wolf
9 March 2005 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

This Lone Wolf entry introduces Gerald Mohr in the title role... and that's part of the problem. It labors for so long to set up that "this new guy" is the Lone Wolf that it takes a while for the plot to kick in -- it's like they felt they had to convince us that Mohr really is the Wolf, honest! Forget about that Warren William guy! So the first ten to fifteen minutes are rather slow. And Mohr is no Warren William. But he's competent enough and once the story gets going, it's amiable and breezy and fun. All about -- of course -- a stolen gem and the Wolf's attempts to find the real thief (he's blamed, as always). So it's not as good as some of the earlier Warren William Wolfs, but it's not bad, either. Moves along a quick clip and wraps it all up neatly, with some good fun as Mohr and sidekick Blore pretend to be Arab Royalty as they try to find the lost gem.

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