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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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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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BLONDES -vs- BULLETS (original print ad)

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14 February 1946 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Welcome back Mike, the War didn't age you a bit
3 March 2007 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

This was Gerald Mohr's first crack at Michael Lanyard the Lone Wolf, 2 sequels followed. His valet Jamison meets him ecstatically at the airport where he's returning to New York after 4 years away fighting the War, and with lots of "You haven't changed a bit" the film launches into 20 minutes of comedy. He brought his own style to the role played previously by William, a more youthful and ... amorous attitude coupled with his fine radio voice and very white teeth that worked fine by me.

Back for a few hours Lanyard is suspected of stealing a rather valuable sapphire from a museum, then on the run for murder - don't touch that gun, Doh! The plot was thickened with the original royal Indian owners also after the gem, only legally, and a continually thwarted love interest - after all he and his girlfriend had been waiting 4 years. The usual entertaining chase ensued, Lanyard/Jamison (trying to clear themselves) for Blackie/Runt and Crane for Farraday - Inspector Crane even used Farraday's police office in here. Rigging Jamison up with a walkie-talkie when he was disguised as one of the Indians was very contrived but worth watching for Blore's facial convulsions alone.

Well made albeit slightly farcical at times and competently acted - but ultimately throwaway of course - I've always enjoyed this one, it's certainly on a par with with all of the previous entries in the series.


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