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Time to Kill (1942)

Time to Kill





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Like most of 20th Century-Fox's "Michael Shayne"detective series, Time to Kill was based on a source other than Brett Halliday's Shayne stories. In this case, the inspiration was The High Window, a "Philip Marlowe" mystery novel by Raymond Chandler. Substituting for Marlowe, of course, is flippant private eye Mike Shayne, again played by Lloyd Nolan. Hired by wealthy Mrs. Murdock (Ethel Gryffies) to retrieve a stolen rare coin, Shayne runs up against a clever gang of counterfeiters. The film's highlight (and ultimate plot resolution) is a murder in a high-rise building, covertly captured on movie film with a telephoto lens. The final entry in Fox's "Shayne" series, Time to Kill was remade in 1947 as The Brasher Doubloon, with George Montgomery as Philip Marlowe.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Clarence Upson Young
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Lloyd Nolan
as Michael Shayne
Doris Merrick
as Linda Conquest Murdo...
Heather Angel
as Myrle Davis
Ethel Griffies
as Mrs. Murdock
Ralph Byrd
as Louis Venter
Richard Lane
as Lt. Breeze
Morris Ankrum
as Alex Morny
Sheila Bromley
as Lois Morny
James Seay
as Leslie Murdock
Ted Hecht
as Phillips
Syd Saylor
as Postman
Lester Sharpe
as Washburn
Charles Williams
as Dental Assistant
LeRoy Mason
as Headwaiter
Bruce Wong
as Houseboy
Sid Saylor
as Postman
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