The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

57 or 66 mins | Drama | 26 January 1940

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Producer:

Fred Kohlmar

Cinematographer:

Henry Freulich

Editor:

Al Clark

Production Designer:

Lionel Banks

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

For additional information about "The Lone Wolf" series, See Entry for The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt and consult the Series ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
18 Jan 40
p. 3.
Film Daily
9 Feb 40
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Nov 39
pp. 5-6.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Nov 39
pp. 6-7.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jan 40
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
8 Feb 40
p. 7.
Motion Picture Herald
10 Feb 40
p. 40.
New York Times
5 Feb 40
p. 13.
Variety
24 Jan 40
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Louis Joseph Vance.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
26 January 1940
Production Date:
15 November--9 December 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 January 1940
Copyright Number:
LP9370
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
57 or 66
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
5925
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Michael Lanyard, the retired gentleman crook known as the Lone Wolf, is puttering with his aquarium when his old friend, Stanley Young, appears to enlist his aid in recovering a priceless pearl necklace that has been stolen from his murdered friend, Phillip Jordan. Young tells Lanyard that Jordan had found out that Binnie Weldon and her accomplice, Jim Ryder, stole the pearls and replaced them with fakes, and Lanyard agrees to switch the pearls back again. He is hampered in his task, however, by the misguided meddling of Delia Jordan, the murdered man's daughter. Posing as foreign fence Emil Gorlick, Lanyard obtains the pearls from Binnie and Ryder, but after he turns them over to Stanley, his old friend is found murdered and the pearls are discovered missing. Stanley's murder throws suspicion on Lanyard, and to clear himself of the crime, he must find both the murderers and the necklace. To accomplish this, Lanyard tricks the killers into believing that they have the fake pearls and Delia has the real ones. Much to Delia's dismay, Lanyard's trap nets her, suitor Ralph Bolton, and Alberts, the man who hired Bolton to keep an eye on the pearls. After convincing Alberts that he has the genuine pearls, Lanyard leads the killers on a merry chase, which ends on a New York ferryboat where the police await ... +


Michael Lanyard, the retired gentleman crook known as the Lone Wolf, is puttering with his aquarium when his old friend, Stanley Young, appears to enlist his aid in recovering a priceless pearl necklace that has been stolen from his murdered friend, Phillip Jordan. Young tells Lanyard that Jordan had found out that Binnie Weldon and her accomplice, Jim Ryder, stole the pearls and replaced them with fakes, and Lanyard agrees to switch the pearls back again. He is hampered in his task, however, by the misguided meddling of Delia Jordan, the murdered man's daughter. Posing as foreign fence Emil Gorlick, Lanyard obtains the pearls from Binnie and Ryder, but after he turns them over to Stanley, his old friend is found murdered and the pearls are discovered missing. Stanley's murder throws suspicion on Lanyard, and to clear himself of the crime, he must find both the murderers and the necklace. To accomplish this, Lanyard tricks the killers into believing that they have the fake pearls and Delia has the real ones. Much to Delia's dismay, Lanyard's trap nets her, suitor Ralph Bolton, and Alberts, the man who hired Bolton to keep an eye on the pearls. After convincing Alberts that he has the genuine pearls, Lanyard leads the killers on a merry chase, which ends on a New York ferryboat where the police await them. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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

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