Sunday, March 22, 2020

Old Time Radio: Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1944)

Brett Holliday's hard boiled sleuth, Michael Shayne, made his debut on radio for Mutual in 1944, with Wally Maher, the uncredited voice of MGM's Screwy Squirrel, as Shayne. Having already topped the best seller lists in books, and with a series of movies starring Lloyd Nolan, Shayne became a household name in radio.

Standard fare of the day, including this 1945 sample, "The Malcolm Boyd Case":

Rating: B-.

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