The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After a three-year absence, Columbia's "Lone Wolf" series resumed with the uneven The Lone Wolf in Paris. Francis Lederer stars as Louis Joseph Vance's thief-turned-detective Michael Lanyard, alias The Lone Wolf. While vacationing in Paris, Lanyard finds the gorgeous Princess Thania (Frances Drake) hiding in his hotel bedroom. The Princess is trying to retrieve her country's crown jewels from the treacherous Grand Duke Gregor (Walter Kingsford) and his minions. Before our hero can recover the gems and expose Gregor for the power-hungry rat that he really is, he and Thania are kidnapped by Gregor's men, nearly meeting their doom at the hands of an expert knife-thrower. An unconvincing exercise in international intrigue, The Lone Wolf in Paris was an inauspicious jump-start for the Columbia series: far better was the next entry, the delightful Lone Wolf Spy Hunt, in which Warren William replaced the charming but somewhat hollow Francis Lederer.

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aristocracy, crown-jewels, espionage, gangster, girl, investigation, jewel-robbery, mother, opal, pawnbroker, princess, robbery