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Vance's "Lone Wolf" novels provided the basis for at least twenty-four films. Among the most notable are: the 1935 Columbia film The Lone Wolf Returns , starring Melvyn Douglas and directed by Roy William Neill; the 1939 Columbia film The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt , starring Warren William and directed by Peter Godfrey; and the 1943 Columbia film Passport to Suez , also starring Warren William and directed by Andre de ... More Less

Vance's "Lone Wolf" novels provided the basis for at least twenty-four films. Among the most notable are: the 1935 Columbia film The Lone Wolf Returns , starring Melvyn Douglas and directed by Roy William Neill; the 1939 Columbia film The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt , starring Warren William and directed by Peter Godfrey; and the 1943 Columbia film Passport to Suez , also starring Warren William and directed by Andre de Toth. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jul 17
p. 415.
Motog
21 Jul 17
p. 166.
MPN
14 Jul 17
p. 282.
MPW
24 Nov 17
p. 18.
MPW
21 Jul 17
p. 475.
NYDM
7 Jul 17
p. 16.
Wid's
12 Jul 17
pp. 438- 39.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
July 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Herbert Brenon Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11155
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Marcel, a waif, saves master crook Burke from the police, Burke adopts the youngster and teaches him his profession. Years later, Marcel has become a master crook himself, working under the name of Michael Lanyard. His clever work baffles the Paris police, who dub him "The Lone Wolf." The Pack, a gang of criminals, notifies The Wolf that unless he joins them, he is marked for destruction. Lucy, an undercover agent masquerading as a crook to expose the gang, helps The Wolf escape. This inaugurates a series of adventures in which Lucy and The Wolf are pursued by the gang, finally making their escape to England by plane. The Pack follows, only to meet their death in a plane crash. Liberated from his tormentors, The Wolf vows to go straight and marries ... +


When Marcel, a waif, saves master crook Burke from the police, Burke adopts the youngster and teaches him his profession. Years later, Marcel has become a master crook himself, working under the name of Michael Lanyard. His clever work baffles the Paris police, who dub him "The Lone Wolf." The Pack, a gang of criminals, notifies The Wolf that unless he joins them, he is marked for destruction. Lucy, an undercover agent masquerading as a crook to expose the gang, helps The Wolf escape. This inaugurates a series of adventures in which Lucy and The Wolf are pursued by the gang, finally making their escape to England by plane. The Pack follows, only to meet their death in a plane crash. Liberated from his tormentors, The Wolf vows to go straight and marries Lucy. +

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