20 Replies to “Lone Wolf Spy Hunt 1939”

  1. Dig it, Ida Lupino was a class act all around. I would have been a prominent member of her fan club (or, if I was slightly cookoo, probably a stalker)

  2. I can't understand the dis-likes on this page! If you don't appreciate the movies of the thirties, stay in your own timeline! I thrive on these vintage movies no matter how good they may be, it was such a fruitful time period!

  3. The first in the Warren William 9-epidode success, it was quickly realized Weidler's annoying brat, Lupino's failure at zany, and Jamieson's vapidity just didn't work. Will try to track down the next 11 episodes with Blore, 8 with William.

  4. 📍LONE WOLF SPY HUNT: The "Lone Wolf", is kidnapped off a Washington, D.C. street and taken to a man whose face is hidden in darkness. The mystery man offers Lanyard a job: breaking into a safe. When Lanyard declines, he is released unharmed. Afterward, a puzzled henchman named Jenks states they can open the safe without help. His boss reveals that he has "an old score to settle with the Lone Wolf".
    The plans for the new Palmer anti-aircraft gun are stolen from the War Department and a cigarette deliberately left to incriminate Lanyard. However, the thieves did not get all of the plans. Palmer kept the key parts. Police Inspector Thomas knows Lanyard, one of the few capable of doing the job, is long retired and it is an obvious frameup, but is eager to seize any opportunity to try to jail him anyway. Lanyard has an alibi though; he was having lunch with blonde singer Marie Templeton.
    At home, Lanyard has woman trouble. A widower, he tells his young daughter Patricia that he is sending her away to school, while his pretty heiress girlfriend Val Carson is fuming because he left her at lunch to take a phone call and did not come back. Inspector Thomas and Sergeant Devan question him, then leave.
    At a bar, Lanyard meets Karen, much to Val's disgust. Lanyard accompanies Karen and is forcibly taken to Palmer Laboratories to steal the rest of the plans. He escapes, opens the safe, takes the plans from an envelope, replaces them with one for a baby carriage and reseals the envelope. Then he allows himself to be recaptured. He opens the safe and allows the spies to take the envelope. They let him go, certain that the police will arrest him.
    Lanyard entrusts the documents to Senator Carson, Val's father, while he tries to clear himself. He discovers that Karen is associated with someone named Gregory. He crashes Gregory's masquerade party, improvising a costume and stealing an invitation from a drunk. He triggers the burglar alarm, then watches undetected as Gregory, his vengeful nemesis, opens his concealed safe to check if his share of the plans is still there. Lanyard then steals the plans, but is caught. He runs into two policemen, brought by the drunk, and escapes. When he gets home, he learns that Jenks has stolen his part of the plans from the senator.
    With a tight deadline, Karen asks Lanyard to join forces with Gregory, but is rejected. Patricia sneaks into the trunk of Karen's car and is later discovered. Lanyard goes after her to Gregory's house and is captured with his half of the plans. When Val is unable to convince Thomas to accompany her to Gregory's place, she goes there alone and is easily caught. The police spot Lanyard's car at Gregory's place and arrive in time to save everyone.

  5. The dress etc was relative to the period every body's speech and dress as well as the vehicles shows we have come a long way world is becoming a pretty scummy sort of place.

  6. Some child actors were almost cute, even if they didn't always act like children but small scale adults. Too bad many were horribly treated by the studios.

  7. Modern day action movies have made these old "Who Done It" movies obsolete with all their yapping and no action. Also, none of the characters give you cause to care what happens to them, thus, a boring movie. Can't believe the poor ppl of the '30s and '40s had to pay to be bored with a movie like this one.

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