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The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 26 January 1940 (USA)
Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Harry Segall (screen play), Albert Duffy (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Joan Perry ... Delia Jordan
Eric Blore ... Jamison
Alan Baxter ... Jim Ryder
Astrid Allwyn ... Binnie Weldon
Montagu Love ... Emil Gorlick
Robert Wilcox ... Ralph Bolton
Don Beddoe ... Conroy
Fred Kelsey ... Dickens (as Fred A. Kelsey)
Addison Richards ... Stanley Young
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Phillip Jordan
Harland Tucker Harland Tucker ... Alberts
George Lynn ... Dorgan (as Peter Lynn)
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Storyline

Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels. He is more than glad to do so, as it is just a matter of time before the police begin to suspect he was the guilty party. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crashing FORTRESS of CRIME...and a WOMAN'S HEART! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Gene Morgan is in studio records/casting call lists playing "Drunk," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Lanyard is tying Gorlick up, the scarf he used for a gag was over Gorlick's mouth only. In the next scene, it was over both his nose and mouth. In the following scene, it was back over only his mouth. (These scenes started at approximately :30.) See more »

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Followed by The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) See more »

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Another Good Lone Wolf Story
6 October 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film starts out with a very rich older man showing a young woman his home and a picture of his wife who is wearing a very beautiful diamond necklace. The man offers the young lady the opportunity to wear this necklace to a party they were going to attend and that is when the story gets interesting. There are a few murders and plenty of laughs with Michael Lanyard the Lone Wolf,(Warren William) and his butler Jamison, (Eric Blore). In this film the Lone Wolf decides to retire from detective work and his big hobby is having all kinds of fish tanks all over his apartment which drives Jamison out of his mind trying to take care of them all. This picture was very entertaining with a film background on a car ferry around Manhattan during the 1940's. Enjoy


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Lobo Solit√°rio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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