Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday's Favorite OTR

Michael Shayne: “Phantom Neighbor” 1/8/49

A woman calls Shayne at one in the morning because she’s in a hotel room with a corpse, uncertain as to whether she’s the one who killed the guy.  When Shayne seems to luck into the crime’s solution fairly early in the episode, you just know there’s a twist coming. But it’s a good twist all the same.

Jack Webb is in this episode as reoccurring character Inspector Lefevre—Shayne’s police contact/sometimes nemesis. Webb is so good in the hard-boiled shows he did prior to Dragnet hitting it big that it sometimes make me wish Dragnet hadn’t been so successful. Webb is always a blast to listen to in these roles.

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