Counter-Espionage (1942)

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Columbia Pictures’ Lone Wolf series, starring Warren Williams as Michael Lanyard, is one of my favorite “B” film series.  Williams played the debonair jewel thief, who somehow always ends up helping the police solve a series of crimes.  Counter-Espionage (1942) begins with Lanyard stealing top secret plans from Sir Stafford Hart’s safe. Scotland Yard’s Inspector Stephens rushes to the scene

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George Baptiste Meets World Champion

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On Friday, May 12, 1905, World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion George Hackenschmidt toured the United States after defeating reigning American Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Tom Jenkins.  One of Hackenschmidt’s stops was the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis, Missouri. Hackenschmidt agreed to throw three wrestlers in under 90 minutes.  He accomplished this feat in less than 19 minutes after the third wrestler

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Gotch Beats Lurich in His Last Match

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Frank Gotch was famous for defeating George Hackenschmidt, the world champion wrestler and weightlifter in 1908 and the 1911 rematch.  Gotch held the title for five years and defeated all comers.  At the relatively young age of 35, Gotch decided to retire.  For his last match, he would take on another famous European wrestler and weightlifter, George Lurich. George Lurich

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