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A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. The private eye soon finds himself up to his ears in fights, more blackmail, hysterical women and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This is the seventh and last of the Michael Shayne mysteries produced by Fox with Lloyd Nolan as the Brett Halliday gumshoe. See more »

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[Mike is speaking on the phone to a potential client with his feet propped on his desk revealing the holes in the soles of his shoes]
Michael Shayne: You want what? Oh, references. Well, sure, I'd glad to give you some references. You can call Senator Hugh Oglethorpe - no, no, no, you'd better not. I beat Hughie playing golf yesterday. You can call Sid Dreyfuss. Mm-hmm. That's Judge Sidney Dreyfuss, yeah - the State Supreme Court. Oh, that reminds me; I'm supposed to have dinner with him tonight. ...
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Follows Just Off Broadway (1942) See more »

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I Had the Craziest Dream
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Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Harry Warren
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"Business is really picking up when the worm comes to the early bird."
24 June 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining Michael Shayne movie, the seventh and final in Fox's series starring Lloyd Nolan. A few years after this, PRC would restart the series with Hugh Beaumont. Nolan's Shayne goes out on a high note here with a story adapted from Raymond Chandler's "The High Window." Here Shayne is hired by a nasty old lady to recover a missing coin she believes her daughter-in-law stole. Shayne investigates and finds more to the story. Decent support from Heather Angel, Richard Lane, Ralph Byrd, Morris Ankrum, Doris Merrick, and Paul Guilfoyle. As with the other Shayne movies, Lloyd Nolan carries the movie. This one's a bit "tougher" than the others. Perhaps that's Chandler seeping through. It's no "The Big Sleep" but it's a good way to pass an hour.


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