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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.

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

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

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)
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Storyline

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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BLONDES -vs- BULLETS (original print ad)

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Lone Wolf's car, aka Lulubelle, is a pre-war American Bantam, fewer than 7000 of which were produced from 1938 to 1941 by the American Bantam Car Company, which was resurrected from the ashes of the American Austin Car Company of Butler PA. See more »

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Follows The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) See more »

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Back From The War
21 January 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Notorious Lone Wolf has returned from the war. Indeed cinematically the last couple of Warren William Lone Wolf features had to do with wartime plots. Now Michael Lanyard has returned and he's now being played by Gerald Mohr.

In fact he's looking for a nice romantic evening with Janis Carter. But trusty valet Jameson first brings in Inspector William Davidson of the NYPD who always suspects The Lone Wolf when a big caper happens and the Shalimar diamond has been stolen from a visiting Indian potentate. In real life these guys would shortly be giving up their thrones so maybe the maharajah was in the USA looking for new digs.

The Carter's sister Adelle Roberts shows up asking Mohr for some help with her love life as Mark Roberts has been spending time with an exotic dancer. Wouldn't you know it, the stolen jewel and the dancer are connected and when the dancer gets shot very dead, the police as always suspect The Lone Wolf. So Mohr as per the usual Lone Wolf plots has to recover the diamond to prove his innocence.

Mohr is a rougher Lanyard as opposed to the dapper Warren William. Eric Blore is back as Jameson and a couple of times these two almost devolve into an Abbott&Costello routine. The slapstick was a bit out of place, you wouldn't have seen Warren William doing that.

Still The Notorious Lone Wolf is not a bad film, just a different loner.


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