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The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 30 May 1940 (USA)
A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

John Francis Larkin (screen play) (as John Larkin), Wolfe Kaufman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Jean Muir ... Joan Bradley
Eric Blore ... Jamison
Victor Jory ... Clay Beaudine
Roger Pryor ... Pete Rennick
Warren Hull ... Bob Penyon
Thurston Hall ... Inspector M.L. Crane
Fred Kelsey ... Dickens (as Fred A. Kelsey)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Peter Van Wyck
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Penyon
William Forrest ... Arthur Trent
Marla Shelton ... Rose Waverly
Bruce Bennett ... McManus - Motorcycle Cop
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Storyline

A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

30 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Lobo en Scotland Yard See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the onscreen credits specify the movie was based on a story by novelist Louis Joseph Vance, no such story has been found. Vance did however create the Lone Wolf character and wrote eight novels about him. See more »

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Followed by The Lone Wolf (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(1808) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Sung a cappella by Eric Blore
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About time he met a lady
13 May 2004 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

I've still a few of this series of films to see yet, but TLWMAL seems pretty typical of the William Warren Lone Wolf entries.

Basically the pretty and innocent socialite (Jean Muir) about to be married gets tangled up with theft and murder, then luckily for her gets tangled up with the Lone Wolf and his valet (Eric Blore). These two are about to go on holiday but stay to help the damsel in distress from the clutches of the law (Thurston Hall & Fred Kelsey).

There's quite a few twists and turns and the pace never lets up, especially when one of the baddies (Victor Jory) is summarily dismissed from the plot as a corpse without a shot being fired. I think one of the reasons why High Brows disdain this type of potboiler is because they're unnerved to find that it can take so much concentration to follow the story - This Should Not Be!

Favorite bit : In trying to give Muir an alibi, William runs the bath and orders her to take her clothes off - Blore is suitably and audibly outraged even though they immediately leave the room. The last few minutes are a bit frantic, but when the time was up they closed 'em down fast at Columbia.

This was good, recommended to all fans of the genre.


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