Cast & Crew
When Marcel, a waif, saves master crook Burke from the police, Burke adopts the youngster and teaches him his profession. Years later, Marcel has become a master crook himself, working under the name of Michael Lanyard. His clever work baffles the Paris police, who dub him "The Lone Wolf." The Pack, a gang of criminals, notifies The Wolf that unless he joins them, he is marked for destruction. Lucy, an undercover agent masquerading as a crook to expose the gang, helps The Wolf escape. This inaugurates a series of adventures in which Lucy and The Wolf are pursued by the gang, finally making their escape to England by plane. The Pack follows, only to meet their death in a plane crash. Liberated from his tormentors, The Wolf vows to go straight and marries Lucy.
William Riley Hatch
William E. Shay
Vance's "Lone Wolf" novels provided the basis for at least twenty-four films. Among the most notable are: the 1935 Columbia film The Lone Wolf Returns, starring Melvyn Douglas and directed by Roy William Neill; the 1939 Columbia film The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt, starring Warren William and directed by Peter Godfrey; and the 1943 Columbia film Passport to Suez, also starring Warren William and directed by Andre de Toth.