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Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940)
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77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After gumshoe Mike Shayne is hired by a millionaire to keep his daughter away from gambling and gamblers, he becomes involved in the murder of a racetrack tout.
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Writers
Stanley Rauh (screenplay) | Manning O'Connor (screenplay) | Brett Halliday (novel "The Private Practice of Michael Shayne")
Cinematographer
Editor
Alfred DeGaetano (as Al De Gaetano)
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Updated Dec 19, 1940

Release date
Jan 10, 1941 (United States)

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50 cast members
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Lloyd Nolan
Michael Shayne Michael Shayne   See fewer
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Marjorie Weaver
Phyllis Brighton Phyllis Brighton   See fewer
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Joan Valerie
Marsha Gordon Marsha Gordon   See fewer
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Walter Abel
Elliott Thomas Elliott Thomas   See fewer
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Elizabeth Patterson
Aunt Olivia Aunt Olivia   See fewer
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Donald MacBride
Chief Painter Chief Painter   See fewer
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Douglass Dumbrille
Gordon (as Douglas Dumbrille) Gordon (as Douglas Dumbrille)   See fewer
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Clarence Kolb
Brighton Brighton   See fewer
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George Meeker
Harry Grange Harry Grange   See fewer
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Adrian Morris
Al (as Michael Morris) Al (as Michael Morris)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
Larry Kincaid Larry Kincaid   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Steve Steve   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Fisherman Fisherman   See fewer
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George Atkinson
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
Mac (uncredited) Mac (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Furniture Company Mover (uncredited) Furniture Company Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Conway
Desk Clerk (uncredited) Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited) Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Dowling
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
First Bartender (uncredited) First Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fern Emmett
Jenny (uncredited) Jenny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Ferrandini
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited) Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Fowler
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick French
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
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Dick Gordon
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry Hall
2nd Bartender (uncredited) 2nd Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Parking Attendent (uncredited) Parking Attendent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hamilton MacFadden
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Martelli
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Major McBride
Croupier (uncredited) Croupier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Counterman (uncredited) Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Field Norton
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paddy O'Flynn
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack O'Shea
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited) Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Pierce
Burly Man Downstairs (uncredited) Burly Man Downstairs (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Power
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Mover (uncredited) Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Rose
Freddy (uncredited) Freddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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S.S. Simon
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited) Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert J. Wilke
Police Reporter (uncredited) Police Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 493 votes