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In the shadows of the night Dudley Wolff, his secretary Alfred Dunning, and his doctor, Haggard, bury a body in the estate cemetery. At the house, Wolff's daughter Catherine arrives unexpectedly and tells her step-mother Anne Wolff that she has just been married to Roger Blake who will be along in a few days. Cathy retires and is awakened by a mysterious assailant who fires a shot at her, but her parents tell her she was just dreaming. Wolff goes to the cemetery and finds the body missing. The scared Cathy calls in fast-talking private detective Mike Shayne and, since her father doesn't like detectives, she introduces him as her husband. That evening Shayne hears a shot and finds that Haggard has been killed. While the police are questioning the family, the lights go out and a shot is fired from outside.

  1. Clayton Rawson


  2. Brett Halliday


  3. Herbert I. Leeds


  4. Arnaud d'Usseau


Top Billed Cast

  1. Lloyd Nolan

    Lloyd Nolan

    Michael Shayne

  2. Marjorie Weaver

    Marjorie Weaver

    Catherine Wolff

  3. Helene Reynolds

    Helene Reynolds

    Anna Wolff

  4. Henry Wilcoxon

    Henry Wilcoxon

    Dr. Haggard

  5. Richard Derr

    Richard Derr

    Roger Blake

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The Man Who Wouldn't Die
The Man Who Wouldn't Die



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 1, 1942


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 5m

Budget -

Revenue -

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