Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940)

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.

Directing:
  • Eugene Forde

Writing:
  • Brett Halliday
  • Stanley Rauh
  • Manning O'Connor

Stars:
Release Date: 1940-12-19
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 77
Don Brodie
Don Brodie
Reporter (uncredited)
Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
Michael Shayne
Charles Coleman
Charles Colem...
Ponsby
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Fisherman
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Racetrack Spectator in Sunglasses (uncredited)
Elizabeth Patterson
Elizabeth Pat...
Aunt Olivia
George Meeker
George Meeker
Harry Grange
Cyril Ring
Cyril Ring
Reporter
Frank Orth
Frank Orth
Steve
Ralph Dunn
Ralph Dunn
First Bartender
Walter Abel
Walter Abel
Elliott Thomas
Douglass Dumbrille
Douglass Dumb...
Benny Gordon (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Robert Emmett Keane
Robert Emmett...
Larry Kincaid
Donald MacBride
Donald MacBri...
Chief Peter Painter
Joan Valerie
Joan Valerie
Marsha Gordon
Clarence Kolb
Clarence Kolb
Hiram P. Brighton
Marjorie Weaver
Marjorie Weav...
Phyllis Brighton
Harold Goodwin
Harold Goodwi...
Reporter
Jimmy Aubrey
Jimmy Aubrey
Mac
Paul E. Burns
Paul E. Burns
Furniture Company Move
Fern Emmett
Fern Emmett
Jenny
Harold Miller
Harold Miller
Casino Patron
Frank Mills
Frank Mills
Counterman
James Pierce
James Pierce
Burly Man Downstairs
Dick Rich
Dick Rich
Mover
Jack Richardson
Jack Richards...
Casino Patron
Larry Steers
Larry Steers
Racetrack Spectator
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