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This film, billed as the sequel to The Lone Wolf and The False Faces , was made at the Thomas H. Ince studios in Los Angeles. The film opened in Chicago and was not exhibited in New York City until 18 Jan 1920. Author Louis Joseph Vance published a novel entitled Red Masquerade; being the story of the Lone Wolf's Daughter in 1921. The novel may have been based on his screenplay for this film. For information on other films featuring Louis Joseph Vance's character, please consult the entry above for the 1939 Columbia picture The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt , directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Warren William and Ida Lupino, and search the series name in Advanced Search.
       Columbia made a 1929 film called The Lone Wolf's Daughter which featured the character of Michael Lanyard (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3165), but its plot seems to bear no resemblance to the plot of this film. ...

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This film, billed as the sequel to The Lone Wolf and The False Faces , was made at the Thomas H. Ince studios in Los Angeles. The film opened in Chicago and was not exhibited in New York City until 18 Jan 1920. Author Louis Joseph Vance published a novel entitled Red Masquerade; being the story of the Lone Wolf's Daughter in 1921. The novel may have been based on his screenplay for this film. For information on other films featuring Louis Joseph Vance's character, please consult the entry above for the 1939 Columbia picture The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt , directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Warren William and Ida Lupino, and search the series name in Advanced Search.
       Columbia made a 1929 film called The Lone Wolf's Daughter which featured the character of Michael Lanyard (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3165), but its plot seems to bear no resemblance to the plot of this film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Dec 19
p. 178.
MPN
20 Dec 19
p. 4531.
MPW
20 Dec 19
p. 1010.
New York Morning Telegraph
9 May 19
p. 51.
Variety
24 Jan 20
p. 59.
Wid's
14 Dec 19
p. 23.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
21 December 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,800
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

At a London auction, Princess Sonia bids against her husband, exiled Prince Victor, for a Corot landscape in which incriminating letters Sonia wrote are hidden, but it is bought by Michael Lanyard, suspected of being the mysterious, international thief "The Lone Wolf." After Lanyard gives Sonia the letters, she divorces Victor, marries Lanyard and dies after bearing their daughter Sonia. Years later, Sonia, who thinks she is the daughter of the Princess' maid, is found by Victor, now the leader of an underworld gang of Oriental crooks and Bolsheviks. Saying he is her father, Victor brings her to his home, hoping to entice Lanyard to make an appearance. When Sonia discovers the gang's plan to pump poisonous gas into Buckingham Palace and the homes of the wealthy, so that Victor would be England's dictator, she tells Roger Karslake, Victor's secretary, whom she loves. Lanyard, who has been posing as Victor's Oriental butler, and Karslake, both Scotland Yard agents, capture the gang amid fire and ...

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At a London auction, Princess Sonia bids against her husband, exiled Prince Victor, for a Corot landscape in which incriminating letters Sonia wrote are hidden, but it is bought by Michael Lanyard, suspected of being the mysterious, international thief "The Lone Wolf." After Lanyard gives Sonia the letters, she divorces Victor, marries Lanyard and dies after bearing their daughter Sonia. Years later, Sonia, who thinks she is the daughter of the Princess' maid, is found by Victor, now the leader of an underworld gang of Oriental crooks and Bolsheviks. Saying he is her father, Victor brings her to his home, hoping to entice Lanyard to make an appearance. When Sonia discovers the gang's plan to pump poisonous gas into Buckingham Palace and the homes of the wealthy, so that Victor would be England's dictator, she tells Roger Karslake, Victor's secretary, whom she loves. Lanyard, who has been posing as Victor's Oriental butler, and Karslake, both Scotland Yard agents, capture the gang amid fire and fights.

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