Michael Shayne: Season 1, Episode 6

Shoot the Works (11 Nov. 1960)

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Lucy asks Mike to investigate the murder of her friend's husband. An apparently loving spouse, he been discovered with his bags packed, two airplane tickets for Paris in his pocket and a ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ...
Lucy Hamilton
Herbert Rudley ...
Police Lt. Gentry
Gary Clarke ...
Dick Hamilton
Brad Harper
Kent Smith ...
Kenneth Martin
Lori March ...
Helen Wheeler
Edward Mallory ...
Bob Price (as Ed Mallory)
Midge Ware ...
Lois Fuller
Ben Wright ...
Clarence Lung ...
Diane Strom ...
Johnny Seven ...
Lew Fuller


Lucy asks Mike to investigate the murder of her friend's husband. An apparently loving spouse, he been discovered with his bags packed, two airplane tickets for Paris in his pocket and a love letter lying by his body. Mike learns that $100,000 in negotiable bonds are missing from the office safe and the dead man's partners have a motive for murder. Written by David Bassler

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Crime | Drama




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11 November 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
[while Mike patiently explained to Lucy and Tim how he cracked the case, Dick has been playing the bongos with a jazz combo]
Dick Hamilton: Did you like it, Sis?
Lucy Hamilton: Well... it was loud.
Michael Shayne: Getting better.
Dick Hamilton: Tim?
Tim Rourke: Are you finished?
Dick Hamilton: Yeah.
[Tim removes the cotton he had jammed in his ears]
Tim Rourke: Well, now that I can hear again - Mike, there are a few questions I'd like to ask you about the Wheeler case.
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A dandy mystery
27 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Helen Wheeler has returned home a day early from a vacation to NYC. Phoning home and getting no answer, she goes to her husband's office. He's not there and her husband's nephew takes her home. Upon arriving, they find her husband dead from a gunshot wound. Instead of calling the police, she calls her friend Lucy Hamilton who then calls Mike Shayne. They tell him they didn't call the police because they also found two airline tickets to Paris and a packed suitcase. They tell Shayne that's there no way Helen's husband would be running off with another woman. Shayne pockets the airline tickets and tells them to call the police after he leaves but don't tell them he had been there (talk about tampering with evidence!). Wheeler had two partners in the publishing business, one of whom is a playboy. The partners tell Shayne that $200,000 has been embezzled from the firm and they think Wheeler did it. Mike isn't so sure and keeps looking for Wheeler's supposed girlfriend. Denning makes a personable Shayne and this episode has a strong supporting cast especially Kent Smith, Lori March and Phillip Carey. The Shayne series was a fun to watch, well plotted series and this episode is no exception.

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