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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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Cast

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 Brandon Tynan ... Senator Carson
Helen Lynd ... Marie Templeton
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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Although the literary source of the film was the unpublished script of Columbia's The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929), the story was so completely changed it could hardly be considered a remake.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

Connections

Follows The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929) See more »

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Delightful old-style mystery-comedy
3 April 2007 | by eurosinSee all my reviews

Don't let a couple of previous negative comments about this film put you off from watching it the next time it appears on TCM. If you like stylish and witty mystery-comedies from the old days, then THE LONE WOLF SPY HUNT is definitely for you. Warren William is impeccable as the urbane, laid-back Lone Wolf, and Ida Lupino is endearing as his protective and frustrated girlfriend. The exchanges between them are both amusing and warm, and add another flavoring to the Nick and Nora Charles School of Relationships. Rita Hayworth stands out in an atypical role as the baddie's chilly girlfriend, while Virginia Weidler lends the right amount of natural tom-boyish charm in her role as the Lone Wolf's daughter, Patricia. (The film was titled THE LONE WOLF'S DAUGHTER in the UK.) Production values for this type of B-film are top-notch. TCM's fresh looking print shows them off exquisitely. Cozy up to this one with some nice hot beverage and enjoy!


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