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Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940)

12/19/1940 (US) ComedyMysteryDrama 1h 17m

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. Eugene Forde

    Director

  2. Brett Halliday

    Novel

  3. Manning O'Connor

    Screenplay

  4. Stanley Rauh

    Screenplay

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

  6. Donald MacBride

    Donald MacBride

    Chief Peter Painter

  7. Douglass Dumbrille

    Douglass Dumbrille

    Benny Gordon (as Douglas Dumbrille)

  8. Clarence Kolb

    Clarence Kolb

    Hiram P. Brighton

  9. George Meeker

    George Meeker

    Harry Grange

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Michael Shayne: Private Detective
Michael Shayne: Private Detective

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Original Language English

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