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Counter-Espionage (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 3 September 1942 (USA)
The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.


Edward Dmytryk


Aubrey Wisberg (story and screenplay), Louis Joseph Vance (based on work by)




Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Eric Blore ... Jamison
Hillary Brooke ... Pamela Hart
Thurston Hall ... Inspector Crane
Fred Kelsey ... Detective Wesley Dickens
Forrest Tucker ... Anton Schugg
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector J. Stephens
Kurt Katch ... Gustav Soessel
Morton Lowry ... Kurt Weil aka Kent Wells
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Harvey Leeds
Billy Bevan ... George Barrow
Stanley Logan Stanley Logan ... Sir Stafford Hart
Tom Stevenson Tom Stevenson ... Police Sergeant Hopkins


The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

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The Lone Wolf's on the Prowl! (original print ad) See more »


Comedy | Mystery | Romance | War


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A one-sheet poster for Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941) can be seen outside a movie theatre. See more »


The ambulance Lanyard and Jamison are riding in makes a left turn at the same corner twice - once before it stops to pick up the air raid warden and once after. See more »


Followed by Passport to Suez (1943) See more »

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Perhaps best of the Lone Wolf Series
13 October 2007 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

Enjoyable wartime mystery featuring the Lone Wolf as a double agent in London. Ninth in the series, and written in 1942, this entry is directed by Edward Dmytryk (his second in the series). The plot revolves around the theft of plans for a beam device and whether they will be sent to Berlin by a new radio photo transmitter. The Lone Wolf uses sound as the means to learn the secret hide out of the spy ring and scenes of the Blitz are used to show audiences the devastation being doled out on America's British allies. Despite the predictability of the story line, the film is more than a bit enjoyable, and one of the best of the series.

Warren William stars as the suave former jewel thief Michael Lanyard with his faithful sidekick and butler, Eric Blore. Also features Hillary Brooke as the love interest and Forrest Tucker as one of the Nazi spies. Although not credited, it certainly appears that a young Lloyd Bridges also appears albeit with a mustache. If true, he would have had a busy year since he also appears to be listed in over twenty other movies in 1942.

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English | German

Release Date:

3 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dama em Perigo See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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