The Lone Wolf Returns (1935 film)
The Lone Wolf Returns is a 1935 American crime film starring Melvyn Douglas as jewel thief Michael Lanyard, aka the Lone Wolf. Retired, the Lone Wolf is forced back into crime, but turns the tables on his enemies. It is based on the 1923 Louis Joseph Vance novel The Lone Wolf Returns, which had previously been made into a 1926 film of the same name.
|The Lone Wolf Returns|
|Directed by||Roy William Neill|
|Produced by||Robert North|
|Written by||Lionel Houser|
|Based on||the 1923 novel The Lone Wolf Returns|
by Louis Joseph Vance
|Music by||Howard Jackson (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Viola Lawrence|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
- Melvyn Douglas as Michael Lanyard
- Gail Patrick as Marcia Stewart
- Tala Birell as Liane Mallison
- Henry Mollison as "Mal" Mallison
- Thurston Hall as Inspector Crane
- Raymond Walburn as Jenkins
- Douglass Dumbrille as Morphew
- Nana Bryant as Aunt Julie Stewart
- Robert Middlemass as Chief of Detectives McGowan
- Robert Emmett O'Connor as Detective Benson
The New York Times critic Frank Nugent gave the film a poor review, writing, "the time may pass pleasantly enough if this sort of thing is new to you, or if you may be beguiled into a more charitable mood by the performances of Mr. Douglas, Douglas Dumbrille and Raymond Walburn or by the beauty of Gail Patrick and Tala Birell. Speaking for ourselves, we thought the Lone Wolf had picked the wrong night to howl—wrong by fifteen years."
- Frank Nugent (February 4, 1936). "The Screen; Anent 'The Lone Wolf's Return,' at the Globe -- Not That He Has Been Away". The New York Times.