MICHAEL SHAYNE, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR & YOU BET YOUR LIFE


There was no shortage of private detectives during the golden age of radio. We’ll start tonight with an entry new to our program: “Michael Shayne, Private Detective.” You’d never guess by listening to his tough but loveable voice here that star Wally Maher was the voice of Screwy Squirrel and the Turkey in the classic 1945 Tex Avery short “Jerky Turkey.” Tonight, he takes on a tricky case at a local college. Then on “You Bet Your Life,” Groucho Marx complains to a pharmacist about the amount of cotton in pill bottles, then banters with a Hollywood baker and a couple who have eight children.


Episodes

Michael Shayne, Private Detective

November 5, 1946

“Return to Huxley”

2:23

You Bet Your Life

October 28, 1953

“The Secret Word is ‘Chair’”

28:40

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