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Larceny in Her Heart (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Romance | 20 May 1946 (USA)
In the second of the PRC "Michael Shayne" series,civic crusader Burton Stallings hires private detective Michael Shayne to locate the former's missing step-daughter Helen. Shayne discovers ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay), Brett Halliday (original characters)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hugh Beaumont ... Michael Shayne
Cheryl Walker ... Phyllis Hamilton
Ralph Dunn ... Det. Sgt. Pete Rafferty
Paul Bryar ... Tim Rourke
Charles C. Wilson ... Chief Gentry (as Charles Wilson)
Douglas Fowley ... Doc Patterson
Gordon Richards ... Burton Stallings
Charles Quigley ... Arch Dubler
Julia McMillan Julia McMillan ... Lucille
Marie Hannon Marie Hannon ... Helen Stallings / Barbara Brett
Lee Bennett ... Whit Marlowe
Henry Hall ... Dr. F. C. Porter
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In the second of the PRC "Michael Shayne" series,civic crusader Burton Stallings hires private detective Michael Shayne to locate the former's missing step-daughter Helen. Shayne discovers that Stallings himself has had Helen confined in an asylum in order to obtain her money. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mike Goes On Vacation... And What a Workout... What Fun!... For Everyone but....

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Crime | Mystery | Romance

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Hugh Beaumont appears shirtless in a couple scenes. Ward Cleaver would probably not approve! See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Hamilton: Where's your suitcase, darling? Our taxi's waiting.
Michael Shayne: Oh, ah, well, you know after you left, I got to thinking...
Phyllis Hamilton: And you decided to postpone our vacation.
Michael Shayne: Well, no, not exactly. Well, as a matter of fact, after you left I did a little telephoning. I got a lead. Angel, I can find that missing girl inside of 48 hours.
Phyllis Hamilton: Fine, I'll stay and help you.
Michael Shayne: Angel, I said I could find her in 48 hours. That's without you - with you, it's indefinite.
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Follows Sleepers West (1941) See more »

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Pretty Good
15 May 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Hugh Beaumont as Mike Shayne is about to take a vacation with with Cheryl Walker. His plans are interrupted when the corpse of a woman turns up in his office and her stepfather hires him to investigate; when the police try to confirm it, he denies it.

I didn't expect much from this PRC production, certainly not when the screenwriter is named Raymond L. Schrock -- which I read off the screen as "Raymond Schlock" -- but it's a nice, twisty little mystery that winds up in a drying-out farm for diposmaniacs;Beaumont is pretty good as the glib Shayne.

Shayne's creator was Brett Halliday, nee Davis Dresser, and he came up with Shayne as a marketing scheme. There were stories, novels, movies, radio shows, and even a long-running mystery magazine that paid royalties for using the Mike Shayne name. Halliday died in 1977, aged 72.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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