Category: Video Theater

Video Theater 075: Michael Shayne: Shoot the Works

A woman returns to find her husband dead, and herself the prime suspect. Michael Shayne (Richard Denning) investigates and finds plenty of suspects including the wife, the nephew, two business partners, and a jealous husband.

Season 1, Episode 6

Original Air Date: November 11, 1960

Video Theater 074: Dragnet: The Big Mother

Joe Friday and Ed Jacobs search for a kidnapped baby.

Original Air Date: January 31, 1952

Video Theater 073: Michael Shayne: This is It, Michael Shayne

The pilot episode for the 1960-61 TV Series Michael Shayne. Includes a pitch to potential sponsors from star Richard Denning. The story was used season for Episode 8 and aired November 25, 1960

Video Theater 072: Dragnet: The Big Actor (TV)

Friday and Romero investigate the theft of narcotics from a Catholic Hospital.

Season 1, Episode 2

Original Air Date: January 3, 1952

Video Theater 071: Man on a Raft

Michael Shayne (Mark Stevens) is hired to find out when a wealthy playboy died at sea. Due to the will, a fortune depends on the answer.

This was broadcast as part of the Summer anthology series, “Decision.” on September 28, 1958 and used as a pilot for a Michael Shayne TV show. Stevens appears after the show to make a pitch to sponsors for a Michael Shayne TV series.