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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 »

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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 »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Lobo Solitário See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 and His Lady (1949) See more »

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Pearls--it's always the pearls!!...
6 October 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Delightful entry in the Lone Wolf series starring WARREN WILLIAMS, this time with JOAN PERRY as the young woman seeking to find the killers who murdered her wealthy father. With a larger than usual role for valet ERIC BLORE, who makes the most of his comic abilities, this one gets off to a merry start and provides a good mix of laughs and shady bits of suspense.

The cast is in fine form--especially when MONTAGU LOVE turns up as a European diamond merchant with thick accent, bushy mustache and monocle. The story is all about the theft of a pearl necklace from the safe of Philip Jordan (Perry's father) and his murder. The Lone Wolf takes the case when the daughter pleads with him and from then on it's standard Lone Wolf fare with the plot leading to a satisfying capture of the killer thieves.

Summing up: Delightful entry in the series.

Trivia note: For awhile, I thought the actor playing Ralph Bolton was Craig Stevens, but it turns out it was RALPH WILCOX who was married, first to Florence Rice, and then to Diana Barrymore--who dedicated her book "Too Much, Too Soon" to Wilcox, with whom she went on alcoholic binges during their five year marriage. Very handsome actor who never made it to stardom in Hollywood, probably due to alcoholism.


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