The Lone Wolf Returns (1935 film)

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The Lone Wolf Returns
Directed byRoy William Neill
Produced byRobert North
Written byLionel Houser
Joseph Krumgold
Bruce Manning
Based onthe 1923 novel The Lone Wolf Returns
by Louis Joseph Vance
StarringMelvyn Douglas
Gail Patrick
Tala Birell
Music byHoward Jackson (uncredited)
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byViola Lawrence
Production
company
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 31, 1935 (1935-12-31)
Running time
64-68 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Lone Wolf Returns is a 1935 American crime film starring Melvyn Douglas as jewel thief Michael Lanyard, aka the Lone Wolf. Retired, the Lone Wolf is forced back into crime, but turns the tables on his enemies. It is based on the 1923 Louis Joseph Vance novel The Lone Wolf Returns, which had previously been made into a 1926 film of the same name.

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The New York Times critic Frank Nugent gave the film a poor review, writing, "the time may pass pleasantly enough if this sort of thing is new to you, or if you may be beguiled into a more charitable mood by the performances of Mr. Douglas, Douglas Dumbrille and Raymond Walburn or by the beauty of Gail Patrick and Tala Birell. Speaking for ourselves, we thought the Lone Wolf had picked the wrong night to howl—wrong by fifteen years."[1]

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  1. ^ Frank Nugent (February 4, 1936). "The Screen; Anent 'The Lone Wolf's Return,' at the Globe -- Not That He Has Been Away". The New York Times.

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