The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - May 31, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The title of this series entry may strike some as a tad redundant: After all, isn't crook-turned-sleuth Michael Lanyard, aka the Lone Wolf, always taking a chance? On this occasion, Lanyard (Warren William) and his trusty valet Jamison (Eric Blore) are framed on a murder charge. The actual miscreants are a gang of counterfeiters, shipping their plates into the country in a thief-proof carrier invented by Johnny Baker (Lloyd Bridges). In the course of clearing their names, Lanyard and Jamison are sealed up with poor Johnny in one of his own carriers, which is then filled with poison gas. Will they escape? Is there really any doubt?

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car, chance, chase, counterfeit, false-accusation, innocence, inspection, investigation, kidnapping, killing, murder, name-clearing, opal, police, problems, reform [improve], robbery, train [locomotive], treasury