CTVA US Crime - "Michael Shayne" (Four Star/NBC) (1960-61) starring Richard Denning

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Michael Shayne (1960-61)
Episode Guide with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Alex Jay, Tom Alger , James Beer
compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive
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MICHAEL SHAYNE
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Four Star Television production
for
NBC (Fridays 10:00pm EST)
Produced by Joseph Hoffman
Based on the character created by Brett Halliday
US Detective series 1960-61   32 episodes x 60 min bw
starring
Richard Denning
as  Michael Shayne
with:
Jerry Paris as Tim Rourke
Patricia Donahue as Lucy Hamilton #1
Margie Regan as Lucy Hamilton #2
Herbert Rudley as Will Gentry
Gary Clarke as Dick Hamilton
Premise:
Cases of Michael Shayne, a detective based in Miami Beach.
Music:
"Michael Shayne" theme by Leith Stevens

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NOT from the same production team as the series

[00] Decision: (anthology series): MAN ON A RAFT
28Sep58 NBC
Produced by Mark Stevens
Cast:
Mark Stevens ......... Michael Shayne
Merry Anders ......... Lucy Hamilton (secretary)
Robert Brubaker ...... Tim Rourke (reporter)
Diane Brewster ....... Ann Conway
Steve Mitchell ....... Turner
Mary Adams ........... Sara Redford

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NBC Fridays 10:00 pm Eastern

 [01] Michael Shayne: Dolls Are Deadly (1960.09.30)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Howard Caine .................. Sylvester
Jack Albertson ................ Ed Wagner
Whitney Blake ................. Linda Harper

[02] Michael Shayne: A Night with Nora (1960.10.07)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Alexis Smith .................. Mpra Carroll
Everett Sloane

[03] Michael Shayne: Die Like a Dog (1960.10.14)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Julie London .................. Anita
Kathryn Givney ................ Henrietta
Lurene Tuttle ................. Elizabeth Blair

[04] Michael Shayne: Framed in Blood (1960.10.28)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Joe Ruskin .................... Jim Gardena
Christine White ............... Betty Jackson
Lola Albright ................. Marie Leonard
Rory Harrity .................. Ned Brooks

[05] Michael Shayne: Call for Michael Shayne (1960.11.04)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Fay Spain ..................... Marge
Eduard Franz .................. Dr. Thompson
Ross Elliott .................. Roger Morgan
William Schallert ............. Arthur Devlin
Gregory Morton ................ Burt MAsters
Gloria Robertson .............. Janet Brice

[06] Michael Shayne: Shoot the Works (1960.11.11)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Kent Smith .................... Kenneth Martin
Philip Carey .................. Brad Harper
Midge Ware .................... Lois Fuller
Lori March .................... Helen Wheeler
Johnny Seven .................. Lew Fuller

[07] Michael Shayne: This Is It, Michael Shayne (1960.11.18)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Hillary Brooke ................ Gretta Morgan
Julie Adams ................... Bea
Alan Baxter ................... Kurt Emory
Vaughn Taylor ................. Shady Harsh
Michael Pate .................. Gannett
Roger Til ..................... Victor
Gerald Trump .................. Page

[08] Michael Shayne: The Poison Pen Club (1960.11.25)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Hugh Marlowe .................. Chris Fowler
Betsy Jones-Moreland .......... Ellen
John Banner ................... Dr. Hess
Karen Verne ................... Flora
David Lewis ................... Dean Norman Aldrich
Alan Reed, Sr. ................ Mr. Johnson
Alan Reed, Jr. ................ Eddie Johnson
Mitzi McWhorter ............... secretary
Jody Warner ................... coed
Marlo Ryan .................... coed
Tracy Olsen ................... coed

[09] Michael Shayne: Blood on Biscayne Bay (1960.12.02)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Mona Freeman .................. Christine Hudson
Harry Bartell ................. Joe Barbizon
Gilbert Green ................. David Morrison
Tracey Roberts ................ Estelle Morrison
Robert Knapp .................. Arthur Hudson
Harry Cooper .................. Angus Brown

[10] Michael Shayne: Murder Plays Charades (1960.12.09)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Marianne Stewart .............. Emily Tallen
Eduardo Ciannelli ............. Angelo
Faith Domergue ................ Kara
John Van Dreelen .............. Voltane

1.11 [--] Michael Shayne: MURDER AND THE WANTON BRIDE (verified -J. Beer)
16-Dec-1960 NBC Fri
Produced by Joseph Hoffman / Associate Producer: Paul Stewart
Teleplay by William Leicester from a novel by Brett Halliday
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director Of Photography: Arch R. Dalzell
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Plate & Glass, Listerine, and Oldsmobile
Starring:
Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast: (not verified)
Beverly Garland ............... Elaine Barstow
Fred Beir ..................... Dave Barstow
Shirley Ballard ............... Mrs. Carson
Robert Ellenstein ............. Curley Buford
John Clarke ................... Nat
Synopsis:
The murder of a man outside of a phone booth leads Shayne on a trail to adultery and
bigamy at the Palmetto Health Spa & Gym, in which the dead man's widowed wife owns. [J. Beer]
Note: Critics Choice Video released two other episodes of this series on DVD CCD 1181,
which are #1.6 "Shoot The Works" and #1.26 "Marriage Can Be Fatal".


1.12 [--] Michael Shayne: DEATH SELECTS THE WINNER
23-Dec-1960 NBC Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Diana Millay .................. Gay Dennis
Peg La Centra ................. Birdie Summers
Howard Caine .................. Mort Kayle
Al Hodge ...................... Bruce
Sirry Steffen ................. Miss Iceland
Suzanna Cembrowska ............ Miss Poland
Teri Jansen ................... Mary Beth
Viola Harris .................. Hilda
Leslie Parrish ................ Ellen
Carol Sandifer ................ Sally Dean
Olan Soule .................... flower clerk
Oscar Beregi .................. Rudy
Synopsis:
Beauty contest entry Gay Dennis is threatened with death and Shayne
is hired to protect her. Mike protects Gay all right - but Sally Dean,
another contestant, gets murdered instead. [RF]

[13] Michael Shayne: Murder in Wonderland (1960.12.30)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Carolyn Kearney ............... Audrey Allerton
Anthony Caruso ................ Joel Moss
Wesley Lau .................... Jerry Latimer
Frank Maxwell ................. Lt. Wallace
Al Ruscio ..................... Rice
Herbert C. Lytton ............. Henry Allerton
Baruch Lumet .................. tobacconist

1.14 [--] Michael Shayne: THE MAN WITH A CANE
6Jan61 NBC Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Thomas Gomez .................. Lou Stephano
Carol Rossen .................. Joan McCall
Carol Ohmart .................. Sally
John Marley ................... Gino Cavelli
Herbert Rudley ................ Lt. Gentry
Wealthy ex-gangster Lou Stephano, goes to Michael Shayne for
help after an attempt on his life. The case is complicated by
the fact that Stephano has many enemies, all possible suspects.
(9Jun65 ITV ATV Midlands UK, Wed 8.00pm)

 1.15 [--] Michael Shayne: SPOTLIGHT ON A CORPSE
13-Jan-1961 NBC Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
with: Jerry Paris (as Rourke); Patricia Donahue (as Lucy)
Guest Cast:
Herbert Marshall .......... Collier Davis
Ruta Lee .................. Naomi Lester
Constance Moore ........... Hazel Courtney
Jack Kruschen ............. Markov
Alan Hewitt ............... Arnold Gardner
Synopsis:
On location and ready to shoot, members of a movie company
are voicing their displeasure with Oliver Quenton's script. [TA]

1.16 [--] Michael Shayne: MURDER 'ROUND MY WRIST
20-Jan-1961 NBC Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Maggie Hayes .................. Helen Walker
Joan Marshall ................. Randy
Charles Aidman ................ George Ames
John Duke ..................... Stuart Crane
David White ................... Ted Walker
Synopsis:
Helen Walker tells her husband Ted that she knows about his relationship
with a girl named Randy, and she wants it to stop. It does stop - when
Ted is murdered. [RF]

1.17 [--] Michael Shayne: THE BADGE
27-Jan-1961 NBC Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Joey Walsh .................... Joey Bell
Milton Selzer ................. Sam Talston
Patricia Smith ................ Jan Taylor
Ken Patterson ................. Doc Taylor
Arnold Merritt ................ Zack
Marc Cavell ................... Skipper
Jonathan Bolt ................. 1st Raven
Bernard Fein .................. Sid
Jess Kirkpatrick .............. McQuiston
Paula Winslowe ................ Rose
Synopsis:
Officer McQuiston is murdered in a tough slum district where youth gangs
have been operating. Shayne and Gentry question gang leader Joey Bell. [RF]

[18] Michael Shayne: The Heiress (1961.02.03)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver .................. Carol Dane
Lynn Bari ..................... Dolores
Frank Albertson ............... David
Celia Lovsky .................. Vera
Gloria Victor ................. Ellie
Ernesto Macias ................ Edward Stanchey
Richard Crane ................. Steve
William Kendis ................ Emmett
Charles Tannen ................ bartender

[19] Michael Shayne: Final Settlement (1961.02.10)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Huston ............... Trina De Witt
Allyn Joslyn .................. Murray Holt
Joanna Barnes ................. Nora
William Bryant ................ Wally
Carmen Phillips ............... Go Go Wilder
William Kendis ................ Hughes

[20] Michael Shayne: Four Lethal Ladies (1961.02.17)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts ................... Marty Maxwell
Greta Thyssen ................. Greta
Grace Lee Whitney ............. Ginny
Paula Raymond ................. Sylvia
Ina Victor .................... Cathy

1.21 [--] Michael Shayne: THE ANCIENT ART OF MURDER
24-Feb-1961 NBC Fri (rebroadcast 28Jul61)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
guest cast:
Parley Baer ............ Dr. Manx
Gil Frye ............... Drane
Bill Erwin ............. Luke
John Newton ............ Gino
Dick Wilson ............ Bevo
Cyril Delevanti ........ Dr. Hall
Synopsis:
A valuable Eygptian statuette has been stolen from an archeologist
named Manx. And a worthless replica of the object was taken in the
bargain. [RF]

[22] Michael Shayne: Murder at the Convention (1961.03.03)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Mari Aldon .................... Holly Marshall
Valerie Allen ................. Diane Ritterbush
Patrick Dennis ................ Floyd Lanters
Marianna Hill ................. Bliss Joy
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch ...... Vic Regan

[23] Michael Shayne: Strike Out (1961.03.10)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
James Best .................... Danny
Peter Baldwin ................. Marty Blake
Ellen McRae ................... Carol
David Lewis ................... Barney
Gavin MacLeod ................. Art

1.24 [--] Michael Shayne: MURDER IS A FINE ART
17-Mar-1961 NBC Fri (rebroadcast 04Aug61)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
guest cast:
Ross Martin ........... Adam Quick
Carol Ohmart .......... Claire
Donna Douglas ......... Dusa
Burt Douglas .......... George
Michael Emmett ........ Paul Graves
Phillip Baird ........ Franz
Synopsis:
Paul Graves claims to be an art dealer, but the art he peddles is
phony, and he's really interested in engravings done by Uncle Sam.
Then Graves is murdered, and the trail leads to artist Adam Quick. [RF]

[25] Michael Shayne: The Body Beautiful (1961.03.24)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
John Beradino ................. Danny Fleck
Pat Crowley ................... Louise
Denny Miller .................. Herb Troy
Harry Jackson ................. Monty Miller
Adam Stewart .................. Bill Kirk
Nancy King .................... Jeannie
Meade MArtin .................. Demarest
Gloria Victor ................. Dodi
Robert Jordan ................. Mel
Richard Banke ................. McCord

[26] Michael Shayne: Marriage Can be Fatal (1961.03.31)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Nichols ............... Topaz
Robert Harland ................ Freddie
Michael Forest ................ Vinnie Pico
Patricia Barry ................ Laura Endicott
Nancy Rennick ................. Connie Pico
Meade Martin .................. Joe Demarest

[27] Michael Shayne: The Boat Caper (1961.04.07)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Stephen McNally ............... Artnold Wills
Joyce Meadows ................. Anne Wills
Richard Vath .................. Tony Harlan
Maggie Pierce ................. Amanda Wills
Burt Reynolds ................. Jerry Turner
Richard Banke ................. McCord
Maureen Leeds ................. Carol Pine

1.28 [--] Michael Shayne: DATE WITH DEATH
14Apr1961 NBC  Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Jack Kruschen ................. Harry Burke
Patricia Manning .............. Rosalind Draco
Michael Barrier ............... Jimmy Draco
Joseph Partridge .............. Bix
Francisco Ortega .............. Pardo
Mary Lu Stevens ............... Diane
Synopsis:
Harry Burke has had one drink too many when he
witnesses a kidnapping. [TA]

1.29 [--] Michael Shayne: THE TROUBLE WITH ERNIE
21Apr61 NBC Fri
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Dick Shawn ............... Ernie Trask
Ron Nicholas ............. Billy Jack
Harold J. Stone .......... Ross Colby
Sue Randall .............. Marcella Colby
Paul Mazursky ............ Olin
plus these actors:
Victor Buono ........Lamont
Pilar Seurat ........Josie
Ken Berry ........Pipsqueek
Edmund Johnston ........Shark Man
Synopsis:
Comedian Dick Shawn in "The Trouble with Ernie." Billy Jack comes
looking for aquacade star Ernie Trask, and a clown jokingly says
that he is Trask -- so Billy shoots him.
[Alex Jay/APAonTV <AmyCAlexJ@aol.com>]

[--] 28Apr61 preempted for Jane Powell's Variety special "Young at Heart".

[30] Michael Shayne: No Shroud for Shayne (1961.05.05)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Rita Moreno ................... Myra
Grace Lee Whitney ............. Gloria
James Drury ................... Eddie
Gerald Gordon ................. Bolo
Arthur Malet .................. Bradford
Miguel Landa .................. Jose
Miranda Jones ................. Mrs. Tarvo
John Mauldin .................. delivery boy

1.31 [--] Michael Shayne: IT TAKES A HEAP O' DYIN
12-May-1961 NBC Fri (rebroadcast 15Apr64 CHCH Hamilton, Ont 8pm ET)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest cast:
Jack Ging .......... Fred Palmer
Yvonne Craig ....... Nan Palmer
Patrick Waltz ...... Burt Benedict
Pamela Curran ...... Taffy Tobias
Bernard Kates ...... Dana Moon
Sandra Warner ...... Helen Moon
Michael Keep ....... Jake Manners
Synopsis:
The Palmers have bought an old house which is fine by day -
but a fright by night. They can't explain those weird lights
and noises in their basement. [RF]

[32] Michael Shayne: Dead Air (final episode)
(1961.05.19)
Starring: Richard Denning (as Michael Shayne)
Guest Cast:
Merry Anders .................. Ginger Dennis
John Gabriel .................. Tom Dennis
Audrey Dalton ................. Pat Marshall

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 28Jul61 rerun of #21 "The Ancient Art of Murder" (first aired 24Feb61)
[--] 04Aug61 rerun of #24 "Murder is a Fine Art" (first aired 17Mar61)

 
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