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Counter-Espionage (1942)

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

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

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

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

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Taglines:

THE LONE WOLF TURNS SPY (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Mystery | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dama em Perigo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the first air raid shelter scene, the word "Exit" appears with an arrow. In England, the words "Way Out" are used, not Exit. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) See more »

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Excellent Lone Wolf film about wartime spies in London
22 March 2008 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

This is a typically suspenseful and well-made Ed Dmytryk film, starring the urbane Warren William as 'the Lone Wolf'. It is the ninth in that series. As usual, William is accompanied by his butler Jameson, played by the truly wonderful Eric Blore, who is such a delight to watch as he camps up his subservience. The script is well done, the tension is there. Scenes where William has to retrace his steps through the London streets blindfolded, counting how many steps after each turning, and listening for key sounds, are very ingenious. The villains are villainous, as they should be. (One is an early appearance by Forrest Tucker.) Those dastardly Nazis, they are always trying to destroy London, but William will stop them, if the police would only leave him alone and stop trying to arrest him for something he hasn't done. Being a double-agent is no fun, especially when your 'control' has been killed in the Blitz and there is not even anybody left to 'deny' you. Good stuff, really good stuff. Oh yes, and there's Hilary Brooke as the looker, not bad!


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