Michael Shayne: Season 1, Episode 31

It Takes a Heap o' Dyin' (12 May 1961)

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The Palmers, a recently married couple, buy a mansion for back taxes and soon find themselves beset by strange neighbors, intruders and mysterious bumps in the night. When a large trunk ... See full summary »

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Richard Denning ...
Margie Regan ...
Lucy Carr
Richard Banke ...
Sergeant McCord
Jack Ging ...
Fred Palmer
Pamela Curran ...
Taffy Tobias
Bernard Kates ...
Dana Moon
Patrick Waltz ...
Burt Benedict
Sandra Warner ...
Helen Moon
Michael Keep ...
Jake Manners
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Nan Palmer
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The Palmers, a recently married couple, buy a mansion for back taxes and soon find themselves beset by strange neighbors, intruders and mysterious bumps in the night. When a large trunk left in the basement by the previous owner - an accused murderer - is found vandalized, Fred Palmer hires Mike Shayne to investigate. Mike tries to learn if the mysterious goings-on have anything to do with the disappearance of the beautiful women whose portrait hangs over the fireplace. Written by David Bassler

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Fred Palmer: I didn't tell Nan I called you. It would only make her more upset.
Michael Shayne: Did you find out what caused her to faint last night?
Fred Palmer: She said she saw someone in the house - a man.
Michael Shayne: Do you believe her?
Fred Palmer: I don't really know what to believe. I'd like to think she's just imagining things... but someone did open that trunk. I didn't tell Nan this, but the fuse wasn't burned out. Someone had pulled the master switch.
Michael Shayne: You'd like me to find out who he is.
Fred Palmer: I want you to find out who he is, what he wants, who emptied ...
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