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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Michael Lanyard
... Val Carson
... Karen
... Patricia
... Spiro
... Sergeant Devan
... Inspector Thomas
... Jameson
... Jenks
Brandon Tynan ... Senator Carson
... 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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Big reward for proof the Lone Wolf stole Army plans! Bigger reward in entertainment! (original print ad) See more »


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27 January 1939 (USA)  »

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Den ensomme Ulv går i fælden  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although the literary source of the film was the unpublished script of Columbia's The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929), the story was so completely changed it could hardly be considered a remake.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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Followed by The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) See more »

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Warren Wolf
26 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Lone Wolf Spy Hunt, The (1939)

*** (out of 4)

The Lone Wolf made his film debut in 1917 but it wasn't until this film and Warren William stepped into the role that the character really took off. The former safecracker, Michael Lanyward, aka The Lone Wolf, has spies chasing him around Washington D.C., hoping that he'll help them get some government secrets dealing with an anti-aircraft gun. This is the first film I've seen of The Lone Wolf and it wasn't too bad of an experience. The film runs a fast paced 67-minutes and William is always worth watching. Ida Lupino steals the film as a woman who keeps hoping the Wolf will marry her. Some might find her annoying but that's part of her charm. Rita Hayworth plays the femme fatale with Ralph Morgan as a villain.


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