The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)

64-65 or 68-69 mins | Mystery, Romance | 31 December 1935

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HISTORY

This film is a remake of a 1926 Columbia film of the same title directed by Ralph Ince and starring Bert Lytell (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3164). This was the only film of "The Lone Wolf" series to star Melvyn Douglas. For more information on the series, See Entry for The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt and consult the Series ... More Less

This film is a remake of a 1926 Columbia film of the same title directed by Ralph Ince and starring Bert Lytell (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3164). This was the only film of "The Lone Wolf" series to star Melvyn Douglas. For more information on the series, See Entry for The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt and consult the Series Index. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
14 Jan 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
4 Feb 36
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
14 Jan 36
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
15 Jan 36
p. 12.
Motion Picture Herald
15 Feb 36
pp. 48-49.
New York Times
4 Feb 36
p. 25.
Variety
5 Feb 36
p. 33.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Lois Lindsey
Jack Gray
Jean Acker Valentino
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Harry Cohn, President
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Supv
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Lone Wolf Returns by Louis Joseph Vance (New York, 1923).
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
31 December 1935
Production Date:
3 September--22 October 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 January 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6029
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64-65 or 68-69
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1749
SYNOPSIS

The infamous jewel thief the Lone Wolf, who is actually Michael Lanyard, returns to New York City. Upon arriving, Michael breaks into a mansion and steals a string of pearls. Although the house is surrounded by police, Michael escapes and goes next door to the home of Marcia Stewart, who is throwing a costume party. Two of her guests, Liane and her husband Mallison, are actually jewel thieves who are after an emerald pendant she owns. Michael is hiding on her balcony when Marcia takes the pendant off, and after taking the jewel, he takes the mask of a drunken guest and joins the party. Michael asks Marcia to dance and she introduces him to the Mallisons as her friend, Colonel Thompson. Michael is intrigued by Marcia and returns the pendant in exchange for her photograph. Later, star detective Crane, who suspects Michael of being the Lone Wolf, pays him a visit, and Michael remarks that the Lone Wolf will prowl no more, because he has met the woman of his dreams. Then, all of the stolen jewels mysteriously reappear. However, the Mallisons and their accomplice, Morphew, try to coerce Michael to join forces with them, but he refuses and they reveal his true identity to Marcia, who does not care and invites Michael to her home. Hours later, after Marcia has admitted her feelings to Michael, he leaves, and Morphew robs her and frames Michael for the crime. Crane goes to arrest Michael, but instead, Michael locks him in a closet so that he may prove his innocence. Michael telephones Liane and pretends to be Morphew so that he ... +


The infamous jewel thief the Lone Wolf, who is actually Michael Lanyard, returns to New York City. Upon arriving, Michael breaks into a mansion and steals a string of pearls. Although the house is surrounded by police, Michael escapes and goes next door to the home of Marcia Stewart, who is throwing a costume party. Two of her guests, Liane and her husband Mallison, are actually jewel thieves who are after an emerald pendant she owns. Michael is hiding on her balcony when Marcia takes the pendant off, and after taking the jewel, he takes the mask of a drunken guest and joins the party. Michael asks Marcia to dance and she introduces him to the Mallisons as her friend, Colonel Thompson. Michael is intrigued by Marcia and returns the pendant in exchange for her photograph. Later, star detective Crane, who suspects Michael of being the Lone Wolf, pays him a visit, and Michael remarks that the Lone Wolf will prowl no more, because he has met the woman of his dreams. Then, all of the stolen jewels mysteriously reappear. However, the Mallisons and their accomplice, Morphew, try to coerce Michael to join forces with them, but he refuses and they reveal his true identity to Marcia, who does not care and invites Michael to her home. Hours later, after Marcia has admitted her feelings to Michael, he leaves, and Morphew robs her and frames Michael for the crime. Crane goes to arrest Michael, but instead, Michael locks him in a closet so that he may prove his innocence. Michael telephones Liane and pretends to be Morphew so that he may find out the criminal's hiding place. Michael leaves a flower at the hideout to attract Crane's attention and the detective overhears the criminals argue. After Crane arrests the trio, he notifies Michael of the marriage license bureau's hours of business, and Michael presents Marcia with a new jewel, an engagement ring. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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