Red-hot and redheaded, he's looking for adventure on the mean streets of San Francisco and New Orleans! He's Brett Halliday's hard-boiled creation Michael Shayne. This rough and reckless Irishman is letting loose in this collection of 16 pulse-pounding dramas starring tough guys Wally Maher and Jeff Chandler. Cathy Lewis costars as Phyllis Knight, with Joe Forte as Homicide Inspector Faraday and Jack Webb as Homicide Inspector LeFevre.
Episodes include: "Murder, Prepaid", 04-02-45; "Haunted House", 04-09-45; "Date at Cliff House", 04-16-45; "The Stand-In for Death", 04-23-45; "Pirates in San Francisco", 04-30-45; "Murder on the High C", 05-07-45; "A Date with a Wedding", 05-14-45; "Murder, RSVP", 05-28-45; "The Fingerprint of Death", 06-04-45; "Murder by Sweet", 06-11-45; "Investment in an Invention", 06-18-45; "Gossip Writer", 07-09-45; "The Case of the High Priced Twins", 1948; "The Case of the Borrowed Heirlooms", 1948; "The Case of the Mail-Order Murders", 1948; "The Case of the Phantom Neighbor", 1948.
This was a cute little show. Michael Shayne was Played by two different radio actors during the shows run. Wally Maher and Jeff Chandler. I think Wally was miscast. His voice was to goofy sounding to be the voice of a great detective. He sounded like should be doing a comedy show instead of a detective show. He was to chipper and happy to be a hard boiled detective. I couldn't take him serious, and don't get me started on his sidekick and love interest. Jeff Chandler was an improvement. His voice was made for a hard boiled detective and he didn't have an annoying sidekick. He did have Jack Webb before he was Joe Friday on Dragnet, playing another no nonsense detective.
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