The Adventures of Michael Shayne, Private Detective was the radio iteration of a successful franchise that began in the 30's with a series of books and eventually included movies, magazines and a TV show.  Starring Wally Maher and later Jeff Chandler (pictured) as the 'reckless red-headed Irishman', the episodes were cleverly plotted with high-quality scripts and characterizations. The series was very popular with hardboiled-hungry fans, airing under several title variations from 1944 to 1953. 

The talented cast included Cathy Lewis as secretary Phyllis Knight and Joe Forte as Lieutenant Farraday. Lewis would later make her mark on pop culture by lending her voice talents to classic 60's animated TV show Jonny Quest.

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