The Lone Wolf (Streets of Danger) (1954–1955)

May 11, 2022

Source: Sponsor Magazine, April 1954

Source: Sponsor Magazine, April 1954

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Reviews — The Lone Wolf

The only difference between The Lone Wolf and the old-time movie cliff-hanging serials is that each Wolf episode is complete in itself. Otherwise, it’s the same type of blood-’n’-guts melodrama. If you don’t insist on logic with your action, you’ll get a kick out of this fast-moving series.

Louis Hayward plays Mike Lanyard, the lone wolf — a modern-day swashbuckler who fights tyranny and injustice wherever he can find them. He’s as quick with a gun as he is with his fists. And he’s always on the spot wherever a tough, right-thinking, all-American-boy type is needed. One week may find him snaring a gang of jewel thieves aboard an ocean liner, while the next week he’ll be fighting a would-be dictator on a small Pacific island. He is, at least, TV’s most-traveled hero.

The production is good on all counts. But Hayward, the filmed show’s only week-to-week “regular,” plays his role in a grim-faced, strictly one-dimensional manner. Adding to the monotony is his narration, used profusely to bridge the scenes and reflect his inner thoughts.— R.S.

Wolf: Louis Hayward

Source: TV Guide Chicago, April 1955