The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


105932. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. April 2, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. "The Newton Murder Case". Sustaining. 8:30 P.M. (PST) Mr. Newton asks Mike Shayne to meet him at the Oakland train station. When Newtown arrives, he walks right past Mike and ignores him. Ed MacDonald (substituting for Wally Maher, who is out ill), Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Richard de Graffe, Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105934. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. April 9, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. "The Ghost Of Moccasin Hill". Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) What respectable haunted house doesn't have a dead body...and falling flowerpots? It appears that Mr. Kilgallen died of a heart attack, but not in a Michael Shayne adventure! Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, John Laing (announcer), Richard de Graffe (writer), Bernard Katz (composer, director). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105935. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. April 16, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. "The Left-Handed Clue". Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) Patricia Wright's brother "fell off a cliff." However, she suspects he was pushed. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, David Taylor (producer, writer), Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105936. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. April 23, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. "The Body In The Trunk". Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) Phyllis discovers that the body of her friend Lois in a trunk! Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer), Richard de Graffe (writer). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105937. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. April 30, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) What? Did Inspector Farraday say that there are pirates in San Francisco Bay? Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Tom Petty (writer), Ed Stevens (announcer). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105938. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. May 7, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) A French opera star (weighing 230 pounds) enters Mr. Shayne's office and tries to find a chair that will fit her. She's received two threatening letters before her memoirs are published. She doesn't mind publicity before she sings, but doesn't want to see her obituary just yet. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer), Richard de Graffe (writer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105939. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. May 14, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) Mike and Phyllis are near the Nevada border to attend the wedding of Phyllis' friend Betty Harrison. By some strange coincidence, Inspector Farraday is also in attendance. Mr. Harrison is found dead in his private railroad car. Shayne instantly recognizes a dose of poison. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, John Laing (announcer), Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer). 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105940. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. May 21, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) Jack Holmes has been tried and convicted of murder. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer), Richard de Graffe (writer). 28:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105941. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. May 28, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:30 P.M. (PST) "A Day From The Life Of Michael Shayne, San Francisco's Super-Sleuth." The story is from "Leer" magazine. This leads to an invitation from columnist Sherry Nelson. She's planning to re-create a murder! Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Richard de Graffe (writer), Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105942. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. June 4, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Judge Stanton has just been murdered, and his house was robbed too! Victor Ratner's prints are found at the scene of 4 burglaries and this murder. But Ratner was only released from prison two days ago. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105943. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. June 11, 1945. Program #35. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Mary Noble visits Michael Shayne at his apartment to complaine her uncle Briggs Noble, who is trying to poison her. No, she's not a backstage wife. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105944. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. June 18, 1945. Program #36. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil (windshield tax stamp protector premium). 8:00 P.M. (PST) Miss Hess' father has disappeared. The father financed an inventor and then is found murdered. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), David Taylor (writer, producer), John Laing (announcer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105945. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. June 25, 1945. Program #37. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) A great piano virtuoso has been receiving threatening letters. His body is soon found near his piano. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, dirctor), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105946. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. July 2, 1945. Program #38. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Malcolm Boyd, a wealthy young socialite, has been shot to death. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105947. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. July 9, 1945. Program #39. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Society columnist Winifred Spencer has received a threatening letter. She's having a dinner party tonight and expects her would-be murderer to attend. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Tom Petty (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105948. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. July 16, 1945. Program #40. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Mike Shayne and Phyllis Knight are invited to the home of shipping magnate Captain Tyre. One of his ships, the S.S. Java, was sunk on her maiden voyage. A Mr. Graves has been threatening to publish details in an effort to "scuttle the fleet." Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Bernard Katz (composer, director), Joe Forte, Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105949. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. July 23, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Two businessmen visit Shayne with an embarrasing revelation. One of them is afraid he's going to murder the other. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer), Joe Forte. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105950. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. July 30, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Mike is hired to find the 3300-years-old baby sandals of Pharoah Ramses I. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), John Laing (announcer), Richard de Graffe (writer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105951. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. August 6, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) A Mr. Beatty has been found murdered in his own house. When Shayne arrives, the body has disappeared! Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), David Taylor (writer, director), John Laing (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105952. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. August 13, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Dr. Grant is being blackmailed for an indiscretion in her youth. She asks Phyllis Knight and Michal Shayne for help. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Charles Dant (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105953. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. August 20, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil ("post-war gasoline is here!"). 8:00 P.M. (PST) A dead body has been found floating in San Francisco harbor. A note on the body indicates a yacht called the, "North Star." A nifty bit of deduction leads to suspecting 4 people aboard the yacht. The commercial declaration of the near-arrival of "post-war" gasoline comes before the Japanese actually surrendered on September 2, 1945. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Charles Dant (composer, director), David Taylor (writer, producer), John Laing (announcer), Joe Forte. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105954. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. August 27, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Dancer Beverly Pryor asks Mike Shayne for help before her show's opening. She thinks somebody's going to be murdered. The comedy duo in the show with her is introduced as, "Sweeney and March," an actual comedy team who had their on show on the CBS net at this time. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer), Joe Forte, Bob Sweeney, Hal March. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105955. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. September 3, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Mike receives a letter signed, "REM." The letter says that he's in deadly peril. Shayne soon finds a mummified human head in his apartment. A dead body is found in Mike's bed! Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105956. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. September 10, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) John M. Crowder is found dead in his Marina District home. There's a scratch pad near the body with Mike's phone number written on it. The houseboy is identified as, "Charlie Lung." Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer), Charlie Lung (doubles as two different chinese). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105957. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. September 17, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil (credit card offer). 8:00 P.M. (PST) An attorney named Nelson Carter needs protection for his client, Gregory Dixon. Mr. Dixon was buried two months before he walked into Carter's office! Apparently a different person was buried; but now Dixon's life is in danger all over again. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (composer, director), Richard de Graffe (writer), John Laing (announcer). 27:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105958. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. September 24, 1945. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. 8:00 P.M. (PST) Miss Agnew worked in a chemical laboratory and was accused of stealing a secret formula. William J. Pringle calls to ask Shayne to make sure that when G.W. Highland is murdered, he's not accused of the crime. A confusing plot. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Brett Halliday (creator), Joe Forte, Bernard Katz (conductor, director), John Laing (announcer), Richard de Graffe (writer). 27:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104452. The Adventures Of Michael Shayne, Private Detective. September 24, 1945. Mutual Pacific net. Sponsored by: Union Oil (commercials deleted). Mr. William Pringle wants Shayne to shadow him, so he won't be accused of killing Mr. Highland. Mr. Highland is promptly found murdered along with a note accusing Pringle of killing him. Wally Maher, Cathy Lewis, Joe Forte, Brett Halliday (creator), John Laing (announcer). 27:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

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