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Michael Shayne, Private Detective

1941 1h 17m Crime Drama List
Reviews 73% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A private eye (Lloyd Nolan) follows a racing official's gambling debutante daughter (Marjorie Weaver) into danger. Read More Read Less

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Kimberly Pierce Ticklish Business All in all, Michael Shayne: Private Detective is a fun and easy watch. However, while theres a definite sprinkle of the hard-boiled private eyes so popular in film noir, this movie is far more at home among the literary detective franchises of the 1930s. Rated: 3.5/5 May 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Breezy mystery made all the better by Lloyd Nolan and a game Elizabeth Patterson. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This is just one of 4 movies in a Michael Shayne collection. Glad I came across this one, very enjoyable, a smart witted and comical detective who is out to solve any crime. Worth 5 stars Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A good start to the Michael Shayne series. Lloyd Nolan is hilarious, yet also a tough private detective. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Move over Phillip Marlowe- It's the original wisecracking PI Mike Shayne! He out thinks and out wits gangsters and the law in this amusing parody of detective films. It is years ahead of its Time! the dialogue and characters are definately a satire of past film noir movies- and it still shines with a freshness after all these years. A good movie for the family. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member An extremely fun little hard-boiled pulp film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Very enjoyable mystery comedy,the cast is a pleasure to watch. It?s fun, light and enormously entertaining. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A private eye (Lloyd Nolan) follows a racing official's gambling debutante daughter (Marjorie Weaver) into danger.
Director
Eugene Forde
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 20, 2007
Runtime
1h 17m