Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency. The business is in a sad way, and Shane, who has had the forethought to provide himself with a 250-dollar commission from an old lady on the train, is welcomed with open arms. When pretty Valerie Purvis walks in the next day willing to pay over the odds to put a tail on the man who did her wrong, Shane's way with the ladies looks like paying off yet again. But things start to go wrong when his partner is murdered, and Shane himself comes home to find his apartment wrecked by a gentlemanly crook who comes back to apologise -- and to tell him a fascinating fairy-story about the fabled Horn of Roland that looks like not being so mythical after all. Miss Purvis wants protection. The police want answers. And all sorts of people want the 'French horn'... but Shane is one jump ahead of everyone all the way. Well, almost.
HE MADE LOVE TO HER TO MAKE HER CONFESS MURDER! Then She Made A Confession That Made Even The Devil's Ears Burn! (original print ad)
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Did You Know?
Bette Davis frequently referred to this as the worst movie she ever made. See more
In his discussion with Madame Barabbas, Shane tells her the item she seeks is so valuable that it is worth her paying him plenty to find it. But actor Warren William
muffs the line, saying "It's worth playing me plenty." See more
You don't think I'm naughty. You just think I'm dumb.
Referenced in Révolution VHS
I'd Rather Listen to Your Eyes
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music during and after Shayne ransacks Miss Purvis' room See more