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The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Crime | 23 November 1940 (USA)
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.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Earl Felton (story), Sidney Salkow (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Frances Robinson ... Patricia Lawrence
Bruce Bennett ... Scotty
Eric Blore ... Jamison
Thurston Hall ... Inspector Crane
Jed Prouty ... Captain Moon
Fred Kelsey ... Dickens
Don Beddoe ... Big Joe Brady
Lester Matthews ... Mr. Lee
Edward Gargan ... Chimp
Eddie Laughton Eddie Laughton ... Measles
Mary Servoss ... Mrs. Colby
Francis McDonald ... Santos the Portuguese
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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. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Fiction's slickest scoundrel in his latest adventure! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lobo Entre Lobos See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Baldwin is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Night Watchman," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Connections

Follows The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Down Argentina Way
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music in a restaurant
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Stamping out crime
13 January 2007 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

This was Warren Williams's 4th Lone Wolf outing to Eric Blore's 3rd as the adventurous master and butler Michael Lanyard and Jamison. The entire cast were dapper in the Hollywood sunshine but Blore outshone them all, he was never more snazzily dressed than in here.

The plot has it that Lanyard lets himself become embroiled in a rather nasty kidnapping affair after the baddies steal his precious stamp album mistaking it for their pay off of USD 100,000. And as usual he was helping out a damsel in distress. Amidst some fine comedic banter between the leads, slapstick, the baddies being hunted down by Lanyard and vice versa with the cops after Lanyard it can all get can pretty complicated and surreal at times, especially when the yacht makes an appearance so I recommend attention. Favourite bits: The amusing opening and chase scene in Havana; Lanyard feigning utter horror at the mess his stamp collection had got into in baddie Ed Gargan's none-too-delicate hands; whenever 53 yo zooty Blore had to run - what a sight!

All in all another nice entry in the series (by my count no. 6/15), for those of us who like the genre.


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