The Lone Wolf Returns (1926)

Melodrama | 25 August 1926

Director:

Ralph Ince

Cinematographer:

J. O. Taylor

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Return of the Lone Wolf , which also was the title under which it was reviewed by Var . Columbia pictures made another film based on the novel in 1935. That film, also entitled The Lone Wolf Returns , was directed by Roy William Neill and starred Melvyn Douglas.
       The 1926 adaptation was the first of the Lone Wolf pictures produced by Columbia from the 1920s through the 1940s and the first of several to star Bert Lytell as "Michael Lanyard." For more information on other films featuring Louis Joseph Vance's character, please consult the entry 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 ... More Less

The film's working title was Return of the Lone Wolf , which also was the title under which it was reviewed by Var . Columbia pictures made another film based on the novel in 1935. That film, also entitled The Lone Wolf Returns , was directed by Roy William Neill and starred Melvyn Douglas.
       The 1926 adaptation was the first of the Lone Wolf pictures produced by Columbia from the 1920s through the 1940s and the first of several to star Bert Lytell as "Michael Lanyard." For more information on other films featuring Louis Joseph Vance's character, please consult the entry 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. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
15 Aug 1926.
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Los Angeles Times
14 May 1926
p. A9.
Los Angeles Times
11 Sep 1927
p. 7.
Variety
25 Aug 1926
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Supv
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Lone Wolf Returns by Louis Joseph Vance (New York, 1923).
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
Return of the lone wolf
Release Date:
25 August 1926
Production Date:
began late May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23012
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,750
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

The Lone Wolf, an international thief who is expert in dodging the police, is rifling a wall safe when he senses the approach of detectives. Secreting a necklace in a cigarette case, he makes a hasty retreat. In disguise, he climbs to the balcony of another house where a bal masque is in progress and conceals himself in Marcia Mayfair's boudoir. Later he mingles with the guests and dances with Marcia. Lanyard is disclosed as a stranger when detectives force the guests to unmask, but Marcia remains silent while Lanyard replaces the jewels lifted from her bedroom. Lanyard is warned by Detective Crane, who suspects him but has no evidence. A visit to a bohemian resort owned by Morphew, leader of a band of thieves, provokes a heated argument in which Lanyard is threatened; and Marcia and Lanyard barely escape being caught in a raid. Their romance is threatened when Marcia's jewels are again stolen, but Lanyard traps Morphew and his gang and brings them to ... +


The Lone Wolf, an international thief who is expert in dodging the police, is rifling a wall safe when he senses the approach of detectives. Secreting a necklace in a cigarette case, he makes a hasty retreat. In disguise, he climbs to the balcony of another house where a bal masque is in progress and conceals himself in Marcia Mayfair's boudoir. Later he mingles with the guests and dances with Marcia. Lanyard is disclosed as a stranger when detectives force the guests to unmask, but Marcia remains silent while Lanyard replaces the jewels lifted from her bedroom. Lanyard is warned by Detective Crane, who suspects him but has no evidence. A visit to a bohemian resort owned by Morphew, leader of a band of thieves, provokes a heated argument in which Lanyard is threatened; and Marcia and Lanyard barely escape being caught in a raid. Their romance is threatened when Marcia's jewels are again stolen, but Lanyard traps Morphew and his gang and brings them to justice. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Crime


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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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