March 13th, 2012

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Smell Like I Sound

The Notorious Lone Wolf resumes the Lone Wolf series with a four-week-long scene at the airport in which Jameson (Eric Blore), Inspector Crane (William Davison), and supernumeries explain how even though it's been four years absolutely nothing has changed about former jewel thief Michael Lanyard, which should make clear to anyone who missed it that they changed the actor for the Lone Wolf. Up till now he's been played by Warren William; now, it's Gerald Mohr. That name may not mean much to non-old-time-radio fans, but Mohr played about half of all the detectives in the golden days of radio, so he can step into this part and be tolerably convincing. There's also a lot of talk about how Lanyard and Jameson haven't seen one another in four years and he's been out of the country, which seems inconsistent with earlier entries in the series.

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Trivia: The United States vs Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola was the second court case to open under the pure food and drugs laws of 1906. It opened in court 13 March 1911. Source: The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug, Bennett Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K Bealer.

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