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HISTORY

Although the Wid's review credits director Irvin V. Willat as cameraman, Wid's Yearbook for 1919-1920 lists Edwin W. Willat. The film's working title was The Lone Wolf , though it should not be confused with the 1917 Brenon-Selznick film of that title. For information on other films based on Vance's Lone Wolf novels, consult the entries below for the 1917 Herbert Brenon production The Lone Wolf , directed by Brenon and starring Hazel Dawn and Bert Lytell, 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

Although the Wid's review credits director Irvin V. Willat as cameraman, Wid's Yearbook for 1919-1920 lists Edwin W. Willat. The film's working title was The Lone Wolf , though it should not be confused with the 1917 Brenon-Selznick film of that title. For information on other films based on Vance's Lone Wolf novels, consult the entries below for the 1917 Herbert Brenon production The Lone Wolf , directed by Brenon and starring Hazel Dawn and Bert Lytell, 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

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Feb 19
pp. 915-17.
ETR
1 Mar 19
p. 1059.
MPN
22 Feb 19
p. 1090, 1170, 1221
MPN
3 May 19
p. 713.
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1240.
New York Times
17 Feb 19
p. 11.
Variety
21 Feb 19
p. 68.
Wid's
23 Feb 19
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The False Faces
Further Adventures from the History of the Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance (Garden City, NY, 1918).
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
The Lone Wolf
Release Date:
16 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13120
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,940
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The "Lone Wolf," a thief before World War I, crosses enemy lines in the midst of battle and finally reaches the British trenches, where Lieutenant Thackeray, formerly of Scotland Yard, commissions him to voyage to the United States with secret information. On the steamer, he encounters Karl Ekstrom, for years his bitter enemy and now a German agent, and meets Cecilia Brooke, who entrusts him with an important message. Following Ekstrom's signal to a German submarine, the ship is torpedoed, but Lone Wolf manages to swim to the U-boat and climb aboard as it emerges from the depths. Masquerading as a German, he is taken to a secret landing near Martha's Vineyard and then escapes to New York. There he defeats Ekstrom in a fight and discovers the headquarters of the German spy ring. Cecilia, who had been rescued from the sinking steamer, meets Lone Wolf, and together they deliver the secret document to the proper ... +


The "Lone Wolf," a thief before World War I, crosses enemy lines in the midst of battle and finally reaches the British trenches, where Lieutenant Thackeray, formerly of Scotland Yard, commissions him to voyage to the United States with secret information. On the steamer, he encounters Karl Ekstrom, for years his bitter enemy and now a German agent, and meets Cecilia Brooke, who entrusts him with an important message. Following Ekstrom's signal to a German submarine, the ship is torpedoed, but Lone Wolf manages to swim to the U-boat and climb aboard as it emerges from the depths. Masquerading as a German, he is taken to a secret landing near Martha's Vineyard and then escapes to New York. There he defeats Ekstrom in a fight and discovers the headquarters of the German spy ring. Cecilia, who had been rescued from the sinking steamer, meets Lone Wolf, and together they deliver the secret document to the proper authorities. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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