Counter-Espionage (1942)

Genres - Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Spy Film, Unglamorized Spy Film  |   Release Date - Sep 3, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Counter-Espionage was the ninth film in Columbia's "Lone Wolf" series, based on characters created by Louis Joseph Vance. Warren William stars as Michael Lanyard, the suave ex-criminal known as The Lone Wolf. This time around, Lanyard is in London during the Blitz, where he finds himself up to his neck in Nazi spies. Counter-Espionage was one of several mid-1940s Columbia "series" films which dropped the name of the series from the title in hopes of attracting new audiences. Other examples of this trend include the "Blondie" episode It's a Great Life (43) and the "Boston Blackie" opus The Chance of a Lifetime (43).

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war, agent [representative], assignment, bad-guy, bomb, criminal, document, espionage, Germany, good-guy, Nazism, plans, secret-plan, secrets, security-guard, servant