The Last of the Lone Wolf (1930)

70 mins | Adventure | 26 August 1930

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Benjamin Kline

Editor:

Dave Berg

Production Designer:

Edward C. Jewell

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The Last of the Lone Wolf was the first all-dialogue "Lone Wolf" film and the last to star actor Bert Lytell as "Michael Lanyard." For information on other films featuring the character, please consult the entry for the 1939 Columbia picture The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt , directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Warren William, and search the series in Advanced ... More Less

The Last of the Lone Wolf was the first all-dialogue "Lone Wolf" film and the last to star actor Bert Lytell as "Michael Lanyard." For information on other films featuring the character, please consult the entry for the 1939 Columbia picture The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt , directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Warren William, and search the series in Advanced Search. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Oct 1930.
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Variety
22 Oct 1930
p. 35.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCER
Prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Tech dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Last of the Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
26 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 September 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1577
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,500
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the King of Saxonia learns, through the prime minister, that his wife has given a ring he gave her to Count von Rimpau, he orders its retrieval. The prime minister commissions Michael Lanyard, an American being held under arrest, to get it, offering him his freedom in exchange. Simultaneously, the queen sends Stephanie, her lady-in-waiting, to retrieve the ring, which she wants to wear at the royal ball. Varril, a henchmen sent to watch Lanyard, follows on a train but is thrown off by Lanyard when he annoys Stephanie. With false credentials Lanyard gains admittance to the embassy and steals the ring from a safe, but, realizing he is suspected, he replaces it and escapes. At his hotel he finds Varril and overpowers him; learning of the queen's plight from Stephanie, he again steals the ring but is captured by Varril. He escapes, however, and slips the ring on the queen's finger at the ball, being thus rewarded with immunity and Stephanie's ... +


When the King of Saxonia learns, through the prime minister, that his wife has given a ring he gave her to Count von Rimpau, he orders its retrieval. The prime minister commissions Michael Lanyard, an American being held under arrest, to get it, offering him his freedom in exchange. Simultaneously, the queen sends Stephanie, her lady-in-waiting, to retrieve the ring, which she wants to wear at the royal ball. Varril, a henchmen sent to watch Lanyard, follows on a train but is thrown off by Lanyard when he annoys Stephanie. With false credentials Lanyard gains admittance to the embassy and steals the ring from a safe, but, realizing he is suspected, he replaces it and escapes. At his hotel he finds Varril and overpowers him; learning of the queen's plight from Stephanie, he again steals the ring but is captured by Varril. He escapes, however, and slips the ring on the queen's finger at the ball, being thus rewarded with immunity and Stephanie's love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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