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The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 30 May 1940 (USA)
A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

John Francis Larkin (screen play) (as John Larkin), Wolfe Kaufman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Jean Muir ... Joan Bradley
Eric Blore ... Jamison
Victor Jory ... Clay Beaudine
Roger Pryor ... Pete Rennick
Warren Hull ... Bob Penyon
Thurston Hall ... Inspector M.L. Crane
Fred Kelsey ... Dickens (as Fred A. Kelsey)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Peter Van Wyck
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Penyon
William Forrest ... Arthur Trent
Marla Shelton ... Rose Waverly
Bruce Bennett ... McManus - Motorcycle Cop
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Storyline

A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

30 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Lobo en Scotland Yard See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the onscreen credits specify the movie was based on a story by novelist Louis Joseph Vance, no such story has been found. Vance did however create the Lone Wolf character and wrote eight novels about him. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Lone Wolf (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(1808) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Sung a cappella by Eric Blore
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A Better Lone Wolf Series
29 September 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Always enjoy the great acting of Warren William, (Michael Lanyard/Lone Wolf) and his partner, Jamison, (Eric Blore) who were planning on a nice trip to Lake Placid, N.Y. for some fun in the snow. However, their trip is upset because they almost run over a young lady who ran in the front of their automobile. This lady was Joan Bradley, (Jean Muir) who is a pretty blonde socialite about to get married and is robbed of a diamond necklace worth a great deal of money. Joan witnessed a murder and tells Michael Lanyard the entire story and he decides to help her get out of this mess of a situation she got herself into by giving her an alibi. The plot thickens and there are many twists and turns. There are plenty of laughs and you will never be able to figure out just who is the killer until the very end of the film.


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