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Just Off Broadway (1942)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 September 1942 (USA)
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert I. Leeds

Writers:

Brett Halliday (based on character created by), Arnaud d'Usseau (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lloyd Nolan ... Michael Shayne
Marjorie Weaver ... Judy Taylor
Phil Silvers ... Roy Higgins
Janis Carter ... Lillian Hubbard
Richard Derr ... John Logan
Joan Valerie ... Rita Darling
Don Costello ... George Dolphin
Chester Clute ... Sperty
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Sidney Arno
Grant Richards ... John F. McGonagle - Asst. District Attorney
George M. Carleton ... Judge Robert Walters
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Edmond Telmachio
William Haade ... Warehouse Watchman
Leyland Hodgson ... Henry Randolph
Oscar O'Shea ... Pop
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Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin(Don Costello). Rita was the fiancée of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mike Shayne's dabbling in romance and doubling in...MURDER! (original print ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El puñal asesino See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows Sleepers West (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

It Happened, It's Over, Let's Forget It
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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25 June 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Michael Shayne is serving on a jury when a key witness is murdered in front of everybody by a mysterious knife thrower. Despite the jurors being sequestered in a hotel, Shayne manages to sneak out to investigate. A decent B detective movie with a nice mystery and healthy dose of comedy. Lloyd Nolan is perfect in the role of Shayne and always a treat to watch. A trio of lovely starlets in this one: Janis Carter, Marjorie Weaver, and Joan Valerie. All three are pretty but Weaver has the best part as the reporter helping Shayne investigate. Good chemistry between her and Nolan. The rest of the cast includes Phil Silvers, Don Costello, and Richard Derr. Not one of the best of the series but a fine time-passer.


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