Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
In order to win back his girlfriend, Mike Shayne promises to give up his detective practice and get a job as riveter in an aircraft plant. He quickly finds himself investigating the theft of industrial diamonds from the plant's safe and, utilizing a variety of false identities, traces them first to a dress factory and later to a Hawaii-bound ocean liner. Escaping several attempts on his life, he is able to uncover a Nazi smuggling ring, but the location of the missing diamonds continues to elude him.Written by
This film was released in January of 1942, so the action tales place in 1941. The shipping tag on the large trunk shows the sailing date to Honolulu as Saturday, December 6th, which was the day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (which also is in Hawaii). See more »
Juan Arturo O'Hara uses a pistol with a silencer. However, the weapon is a revolver, a type of pistol on which a silencer does not work. See more »
Merle's gettin' married today.
Gettin' married? She can't do that to me!
You can't blame her none, Mike. After all, she was caught between a stiff breeze and plenty of wind.
Well, you gave her a stiff breeze, and he gave her plenty of wind.
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Lloyd Nolan is Mike Shayne again. This time he's headed to Honolulu after some stolen diamonds -- industrial ones which are not blue-white and perfect.
This Fox second feature clearly shows it doesn't waste money, but everything about it -- except the script -- is first rate. It has Glenn MacWilliams as cinematographer -- beautiful, sharp, high lighted images -- and some solid talent in the ranks: George Reeves as a suspicious shipboard passenger, Curt Bois as a ship's steward and even Mae Marsh in a sizable role. The story is a mystery, with its curves disguised by Nolan's wise-cracking. In short, it's a fine little B movie.
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