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Michael Shayne, Private Detective

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Director  Eugene Forde
Film series  Michael Shayne Series
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Mystery, Drama
Music director  Cyril J. Mockridge
Language  English
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Writer  Brett Halliday, Stanley Rauh, Manning OConnor
Release date  December 19, 1940 (1940-12-19)
Cast  Lloyd Nolan (Michael Shayne), Marjorie Weaver (Phyllis Brighton), Joan Valerie (Marsha Gordon), Walter Abel (Elliott Thomas), Elizabeth Patterson (Aunt Olivia), Donald MacBride (Chief Peter Painter)
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Michael Shayne, Private Detective is a 1940 American mystery film directed by Eugene Forde and starring Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver and Joan Valerie. It is based on Brett Halliday's novel The Private Practice of Michael Shayne. It was the first in a series of Michael Shayne films starring Nolan.


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A private detective is hired to act as a guardian to a wealthy man's daughter, who has been gambling away her allowance at the racetrack and associating with shady characters in a casino. However, he quickly finds himself embroiled in a murder case and has to stay one step ahead of the police while he attempts to solve it.


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  • Lloyd Nolan as Michael Shayne
  • Marjorie Weaver as Phyllis Brighton
  • Joan Valerie as Marsha Gordon
  • Walter Abel as Elliott Thomas
  • Elizabeth Patterson as Aunt Olivia
  • Donald MacBride as Chief Painter
  • Douglass Dumbrille as Gordon
  • Clarence Kolb as Brighton
  • George Meeker as Harry Grange
  • Charles Coleman as Ponsby
  • Adrian Morris as Al
  • Robert Emmett Keane as Larry Kincaid
  • Frank Orth as Steve
  • Irving Bacon as Fisherman
  • Jimmy Aubrey as Mac
  • Don Brodie as Reporter
  • Paul E. Burns as Furniture Company Mover
  • James Conaty as Gambler
  • Robert Conway as Riverside Terrace Desk Clerk
  • Sayre Dearing as Racetrack Spectator
  • Ralph Dunn as First Bartender
  • Fern Emmett as Jenny
  • Bess Flowers as Racetrack Spectator
  • Dick French as Reporter
  • Harold Goodwin as Reporter
  • Sherry Hall as 2nd Bartender
  • Paul Kruger as Parking Attendant
  • Hamilton MacFadden as Reporter
  • Tony Martelli as Gambler
  • Major McBride as Croupier
  • Frank Mills as Counterman
  • Edmund Mortimer as Gambling Casino Patron
  • Field Norton as Gambler
  • Paddy O'Flynn as Reporter
  • James Pierce as Burly Man Downstairs
  • Dick Rich as Mover
  • Jack Richardson as Gambler
  • Cyril Ring as Reporter
  • Bob Rose as Freddy
  • S.S. Simon as Nightclub Patron
  • Larry Steers as Racetrack Spectator

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