Michael Shayne: Private Detective

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.

  • Stanley Rauh
  • Brett Halliday
  • Manning O'Connor
  • Eugene Forde
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  • Release Date: 1940-12-19
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 77

Bess Flowers

Racetrack Spectator in Sunglasses (uncredited)

Paul E. Burns

Furniture Company Move

Cyril Ring


Lloyd Nolan

Michael Shayne

Marjorie Weaver

Phyllis Brighton

Joan Valerie

Marsha Gordon

Walter Abel

Elliott Thomas

Donald MacBride

Chief Peter Painter

Douglass Dumbrille

Benny Gordon (as Douglas Dumbrille)

Clarence Kolb

Hiram P. Brighton

George Meeker

Harry Grange

Robert Emmett Keane

Larry Kincaid

Irving Bacon


Don Brodie

Reporter (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing

Racetrack Spectator

Ralph Dunn

First Bartender

Harold Goodwin


Paul Kruger

Parking Attendent

Harold Miller

Casino Patron

Frank Mills


James Pierce

Burly Man Downstairs

Dick Rich


Jack Richardson

Casino Patron
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