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The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 27 January 1939 (USA)
A group of "spies" is after the plans for an anti-aircraft gun, and the leader uses the opportunity to embroil the Lone Wolf in the plot. Trying to settle an old score, this shady character... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Jonathan Latimer (screen play), Louis Joseph Vance (based upon a story by)
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Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Ida Lupino ... Val Carson
Rita Hayworth ... Karen
Virginia Weidler ... Patricia
Ralph Morgan ... Spiro
Tom Dugan ... Sergeant Devan
Don Beddoe ... Inspector Thomas
Leonard Carey ... Jameson
Ben Welden ... Jenks
Brandon Tynan ... Senator Carson
Helen Lynd ... Marie Templeton
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A group of "spies" is after the plans for an anti-aircraft gun, and the leader uses the opportunity to embroil the Lone Wolf in the plot. Trying to settle an old score, this shady character implicates his old nemesis by forcing him to crack the safe where the plans are stored. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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WANTED AS A SPY SUSPECT! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Trivia

Although the literary source of the film was the unpublished script of Columbia's The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929), the story was so completely changed it could hardly be considered a remake. See more »

Goofs

When Gromar comes down the staircase, from the second floor, the burglar alarm goes off. He runs back upstairs to check out the alarm. As he does so, the Lone Wolf is standing on the ground outside the window watching him - even though Gromar is supposed to be on the second floor. See more »

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Follows Alias the Lone Wolf (1927) See more »

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Routine caper is typical '30s serial B-film with two unusual leading ladies...
4 April 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

WARREN WILLIAM in the first of his Lone Wolf capers manages to be amusing, but IDA LUPINO as his scatter-brained girlfriend gets to be a little grating after awhile and there's too little of RITA HAYWORTH to comment on. It's a wonder Rita reached super stardom at Columbia after meager early roles like this as the sophisticated "other woman" type.

The whole thing has the look and feel of "The Saint" series, where a reformed thief is giving the police a hard time in cracking a case. In this outing, William has been set up by the bad guys into looking like the thief who stole some highly important war plans. It's his job to get to the bottom of the mystery and solve it in time for the syrupy happy ending with Lupino batting her eyes at him.

It's meager stuff as far as entertainment goes, interesting only to see what Ida and Rita were like at this stage in their careers. William seems at home in the title role and VIRGINIA WIEDLER is believable as his tomboyish daughter crazy about being a little detective herself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den ensomme Ulv går i fælden See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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