Overview

Millionaire sportsman Hiram Brighton hires gumshoe Michael Shayne to keep his spoiled daughter Phyllis away from racetrack betting windows and roulette wheels. After Phyllis slips away and continues her compulsive gambling, Shayne fakes the murder of her gambler boyfriend, who is also romancing the daughter of casino owner Benny Gordon, in order to frighten her. When the tout really ends up murdered, Shayne and Phyllis' Aunt Olivia, an avid reader of murder mysteries, both try to find the identity of the killer.

  1. Manning O'Connor

    Screenplay

  2. Stanley Rauh

    Screenplay

  3. Brett Halliday

    Novel

  4. Eugene Forde

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lloyd Nolan

    Lloyd Nolan

    Michael Shayne

  2. Marjorie Weaver

    Marjorie Weaver

    Phyllis Brighton

  3. Joan Valerie

    Joan Valerie

    Marsha Gordon

  4. Walter Abel

    Walter Abel

    Elliott Thomas

  5. Elizabeth Patterson

    Elizabeth Patterson

    Aunt Olivia

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Michael Shayne: Private Detective
Michael Shayne: Private Detective

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Status Released

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  • December 19, 1940
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 17m

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