Plot & Details
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).
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller,War
- Run Time: 71min.
- Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures
- Director(s): Edward Dmytryk
- Starring: Warren William , Eric Blore , Hillary Brooke , Thurston Hall , Fred Kelsey
- Themes: Double Life,Conspiracies,Lone Wolves
- Tone: Paranoid,Tense,Gritty,Rousing
- Keywords: Germany, Nazism, agent [representative], assignment, bomb, criminal, plans, security-guard, servant, bad-guy, document, espionage, good-guy, secret-plan, secrets, war