When a former hood and acquaintance of Michael Shayne is found dead alongside a wealthy client, the private eye looks to stay one step ahead of Chief Detective Pete Rafferty, who wants to implicate Shayne in the crime.
A desperate step-father pleads with Michael Shayne to find his missing step-daughter, and after clues start piling up, the detective goes undercover in a sanitarium in an attempt to solve the case.
Michael Shayne has relocated to San Francisco, but returns to Los Angeles when he learns that reporter Tim Rourke is near death after being shot for getting too close to solving three murders tied to a gambling syndicate which uses a blonde to do its dirty work.
A man drops dead in his office, a woman asks him to bump off her husband and two mugs jump and beat him unconscious. It’s all in a day’s work for Detective Michael Shayne who tries to piece together the mystery of what makes a baggage check ticket so valuable that it’s worth committing murder.
When too many winning tickets are claimed at Santa Rosita Race Track, everybody’s target is Michael Shayne: the curvaceous tipster who won’t take no for an answer, the shady operator who offers him dough to lay off and the criminal mastermind whose thugs tangle with the sly detective at every turn. Hugh Beaumont’s last appearance as Brett Halliday’s wisecracking crime-solver co-stars Trudy Marshall as Phyllis Hamilton, and also features Ralph Dunn, Claire Carleton, John Hamilton, Grandon Rhodes, Ben Welden and Byron Foulger.
Starring: William Beaudine Hugh Beaumont, Cheryl Walker, Ralph Dunn, Paul Bryar, Douglas Fowley, Frank Ferguson, Lyle Talbot, George Meeker, Virginia Christine, Charles C. Wilson, Marie Harmon, Cy Kendall, John Hamilton, Claire Carleton, Byron Foulger, Ben Welden, Gavin Gordon
Directed By: Sam Newfield
Video: 480P Standard Definition / 1.37:1 / Color
Audio: English 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital
Theatrical Release: 1946-1947
Runtime: 320 Minutes
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Region Code: Region 1 (North America)
Special Features: Restoration Comparison
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Whodunnit
Label: ClassicFlix Silver Series