Dir: Leslie Goodwins
Starring: Gerald Mohr and Evelyn Ankers
The Lone Wolf travels to London and solves the mystery of some missing jewels
The Lone Wolf is the nickname of the fictional character Michael Lanyard, a jewel thief turned private detective in a series of novels written by American Louis Joseph Vance. A total of 24 films based on and inspired by the books were produced from 1917-1949. The Lone Wolf in London was the penultimate film, by which stage the stories were getting quite tired. As is the case with US productions from this period the film does not leave the studio lot, with only the occasional stock-footage shot of London thrown in where appropriate. However, one can guarantee that a shot of the Houses of Parliament will be used to open proceedings and, true to form, this film does just that. Some trams can be seen crossing the bridge in this by now very familiar view.