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The Lone Wolf Collection(1917-1949)

Louis Joseph Vance's MICHAEL LANYARD, better known as THE LONE WOLF, didn't start out as a private eye, but as a criminal. However, like Jack Boyle's Boston Blackie, thanks to his numerous re-creations in film, radio and television, The Lone Wolf is now best remembered these days, if at all, chiefly as a sort of gentleman thief turned private eye.


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The Lone Wolf and His Lady(1949)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Lone Wolf (Ron Randell) a newspaper man, is accused of gem theft.

Directed by John Hoffman - With Ron Randell

The Lone Wolf in Mexico(1947)

1h 9min | Mystery

In this entry in the enduring series, the suave jewel thief finds himself helping the police break up a ring of diamond smugglers. Along the way, he winds up accused of both robbery and murder.

Directed by D. Ross Lederman - With Gerald Mohr

The Lone Wolf in London(1947)

1h 8min | Mystery
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Michael Lanyard (Gerald Mohr) is suspected of stealing two fabulous diamonds from a vault in Scotland Yard, where they were being held for safekeeping, but the Yard can't prove he did it. Later, Lanyard is summoned by a member of the nobility to help the latter raise money to pay a blackmailer. Lanyard later finds evidence to reveal the diamonds as having been stolen by a famous stage star.

The Notorious Lone Wolf(1946)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Ex-thief Lone Wolf (Gerald Mohr) and his valet (Eric Blore) don turbans to solve a museum jewel theft.

Directed by D. Ross Lederman - With Gerald Mohr

One Dangerous Night(1943)

1h 20min | Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Reformed jewel thief the Lone Wolf (Warren William) investigates the murder of a playboy who was blackmailing three socialites.

Directed by Michael Gordon - With Warren William

Passport to Suez(1943)

1h 12min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The Lone Wolf goes undercover in Egypt to foil a Nazi plot to bomb and disable the Suez canal, which is vital to England's war effort.

Counter-Espionage(1942)

3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance(1941)

1h 14min | Mystery
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.

Directed by Sidney Salkow - With Warren William

Secrets of the Lone Wolf(1941)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Michael Lanyard's faithful butler Jamison is mistaken for his boss by a gang of jewel robbers.

The Lone Wolf Strikes(1940)

3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires The Lone Wolf.

Directed by Sidney Salkow - With Warren William

The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady(1940)

1h 11min | Mystery, Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit.

The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date(1940)

1h 5min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Complicated plot involving missing stamp collection and kidnapped businessman, with the Lone Wolf keeping one step ahead of the police in Havana trying to solve the crime and make a profit.

Directed by Sidney Salkow - With Warren William
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The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt(1939)

1h 11min | Mystery, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Spies force former jewel thief Michael Lanyard (Warren William) to steal defense secrets in Washington.

The Lone Wolf in Paris(1938)

1h 6min | Mystery
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Former jewel thief Michael Lanyard (Francis Lederer) toys with a princess (Frances Drake) and a grand duke (Walter Kingsford).

Directed by Albert S. Rogell

The Lone Wolf Returns(1935)

1h 8min | Mystery
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Once a jewel thief always a jewel thief? Yes and no. Yes if you consider the fact that Michael Lanyard also known as the Lone Wolf once retired from the "trade" but relapses back into his old habits when he is tempted by the emerald pendant of beautiful socialite Marcia Stewart. The trouble (?) is that he falls for the belle and he soon gets more interested in getting the girl than the jewels that adorn her. What he wants now is to return the pendant but a rival gang interfere and force him to take part in a big-time caper.

Directed by Roy William Neill

The Last of the Lone Wolf(1930)

1h 10min | Mystery

In this entry in the Lone Wolf series, the first to have a soundtrack, the jealousies of the King and the coquettish Queen are chronicled. When His Majesty learns that his wife has given the ring he gave to her to her lover, the King plans a large ball and demands the she wear the token. As her lover is a military attache, he is not in the palace, and the queen must send her lady-in-waiting to bring it back. En route, the lady meets a thief and they team up. She does not know that he has been dispatched by the King to steal ring from the attache.

Alias the Lone Wolf(1927)

1h 5min | Mystery

Although this was only the second "Lone Wolf" film produced by Columbia, Bert Lytell had already played Louis Joseph Vance's gentleman crook in several prior films, the first dating back to 1917. Michael Lanyard, aka the Lone Wolf, is sailing to America when he meets pretty Eve de Montalais (Lois Wilson). Eve wants to sneak her valuable necklace through U.S. customs so that she can use the money from its sale to help straighten out her brother. The only problem is that there is a gang of jewel thieves on board who are just as determined to steal the necklace.

The Lone Wolf Returns(1926)

1h 10min | Adventure, Mystery

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Ralph Ince

The Lone Wolf(1924)

1h | Mystery

A silent film Directed by Stanner E.V. Taylor.

The False Faces(1919)

1h 16min | Action, Drama, War
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

During World War I, a professional thief known as The Lone Wolf is assigned to steal a cylinder with important information from behind the German lines and bring it to Allied intelligence headquarters. However, German agents set out to stop him, headed by the man who was responsible for the death of the thief's sister.

Directed by Irvin Willat - With Lon Chaney, Henry Brazeale Walthall, Mary Anderson, William Bowman

The Lone Wolf(1917)

Based on a character created by Louis Joseph Vance.

Directed by Herbert Brenon - With Bert Lytell
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