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The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 14 February 1946 (USA)
Michael Lanyard finds himself accused of stealing a valuable gem, and must find the real thief in order to clear his name.


D. Ross Lederman


Martin Berkeley (screen play by), Edward Dein (screen play by) | 3 more credits »




Credited cast:
Gerald Mohr ... Michael Lanyard / The Lone Wolf
Janis Carter ... Carla Winter
Eric Blore ... Jameson
John Abbott ... Lal Bara
William B. Davidson ... Inspector Crane (as William Davidson)
Don Beddoe ... Stonley
Adele Roberts Adele Roberts ... Rita Hale
Mark Roberts ... Dick Hale (as Robert Scott)
Peter Whitney ... Harvey Beaumont
Ian Wolfe ... Adam Wheelright
Edith Evanson ... Olga - Carla's Maid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Amsel Fred Amsel ... Room Clerk (scenes deleted)


Michael Laynard, the Lone Wolf, is questioned by the police regarding the theft of a priceless sapphire from an Indian potentate on a visit to New York City. Coincidently, Laynard goes to a nightclub where he sees the sapphire in the headdress of the principle dancer. However, before he can get to her, she is murdered and the sapphire is taken. He, to clear himself, must find the stone and the dancer's killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>, A. Nonymous

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The Lone Wolf Caught Between Two Fires...a fiery blonde...and a killer's gunfire! See more »


Comedy | Mystery


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Not terrible!
9 May 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have long loved Warren William and his incarnation of 'the Lone Wolf'. However, following an absence of a few years, the character's back but played by Gerald Mohr. He's certainly NOT Warren William...but is the film worth seeing? But, at least Jameson is still played wonderfully by Eric Blore!

When the film begins, you hear that the patriotic Michael Landyard (the Lone Wolf) is returning from his stint in the military. Yet, despite serving his country and constantly proving he's a law- abiding guy, the police immediately assume he's up to no good. And, when a gem is stolen, they insist Landyard is the man behind the robbery.

The overall film is pretty silly and easy to forget. After all, imagine Landyard and his man servant spending much of the film dressed up like extras from "Kismet". It seems that the clues lead to some mythical Muslim land where folks in charge STILL dress up in ridiculous 15th century garb! That's what makes the film a bit funny but also a bit stupid. Not a terrible film...just not at all like the Lone Wolf of old.

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Release Date:

14 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El lobo en acción See more »

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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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