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Am I just howling at the moon?


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[nobr]This was the first time I had been given an opportunity to see some of the 'Lone Wolf' series of films, and, as I expected - they were a lot of fun. As the gal from the bronx said - very enjoyable.[/nobr]

 

Such a treat for TCM to air the ones they did.

 

But (not to look a gift horse in the mouth as the saying goes) if do-able, I can't understand why all the available films of an enjoyable series can't be shown either in a nice block of them, or periodically in groups but more regularly?

 

Personally, am not much interested in any of the silent-era films featuring the 'Michael Lanyard' character which starred either Henry B. Walthall:

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. . . or Jack Holt:

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But would love to see Columbia's series that spanned the early 'talkies' era which apparently starred Bert Lytell as 'Lanyard.'

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But mostly, would love an opportunity to see any and all of the 30's-40's run, particularly the remaining Warren William ones (The Lone Wolf Keeps A Date, Secrets of The Lone Wolf, Counter-Espionage, One Dangerous Night and Passport To Suez):

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And the first one of that period (The Lone Wolf Returns) which stars Melvyn Douglas as the role. Here's a link to get to a great image (too large to post) from that one: http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Douglas,%20Melvyn.htm

 

And don't let's forget the one after Douglas and before William - The Lone Wolf In Paris, the only outing with Francis Lederer as the character:

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And then there's the four films featuring the two other Michael Lanyard's:

~ The Notorious Lone Wolf / The Lone Wolf In London / The Lone Wolf In Mexico

Gerald Mohr:

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~ The Lone Wolf And His Lady

Ron Randall:

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Maybe someone could do up one of those petitions again?

 

Although the success of the first one has yet to be seen. 823.gif

 

 

S A M

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The petitions work?!! Wow...

 

Hold on... let me run outside and put out the fires under the tar pit. I'll put all the feathers back into the pillows later on...

 

I was thinking of a different motivation than petitions.

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Sadly, some of these things take time.. could be any number of reasons, from getting the rights to the need for a good print for a video master... or the need for restoration work.

 

Hopefully we'll be seeing some more Lone Wolf movies sometime in the near future! :)

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