Crime / Drama
Cast: Richard Denning as Michael Shayne
Herbert Rudley as Police Lt. Gentry
Jerry Paris as Tim Rourke
Patricia Donahue as Lucy Hamilton
Gary Clarke as Dick Hamilton
Margie Regan as Lucy Carr
Richard Denning was perfect casting for the red headed, Irish private detective, who had a taste for cognac, brawls and broads. Michael Shayne had a voluptuous blond secretary named Lucy Hamilton. Lucy's younger brother, Dick Hamilton, was a college student who sometimes got involved in Shayne's cases. Tim Rourke was a reporter friend. Shayne was also friends with Miami chief of police Will Gentry.
All these characters came out of a series of novels by Brett Halliday, who was a consultant for the series. Each of the roles was extremely well cast, but the series chose to focus pretty much entirely on Shayne. Richard Denning was a terrific B-movie actor and easily carried the show .
Shoot the Works (11/11/1960)
Guest starring Johnny Seven and Lori March.
This Is It, Michael Shayne (11/18/1960)
The pilot show. It aired #7 in the series. Guest starring Julie Adams and Hilary Brooke.
Murder Plays Cupid (12/09/1960)
Guest starring Faith Domergue and Eduardo Cianelli.
Murder and the Wanton Bride (12/16/1960)
Guest starring Fred Beir and Beverly Garland.
Murder in Wonderland (12/30/1960)
Guest starring Frank Maxwell and Carolyn Kearney.
The Heiress (02/03/1961)
Guest starring Lynn Bari and Susan Oliver.
Marriage Can Be Fatal (03/31/1961)
Guest starring Barbara Nichols and Patricia Barry.
The Body Beautiful (03/24/1961)
Guest starring Denny Miller and Pat Crowley.
Man on a Raft
Murder Plays Charades
The Final Settlement