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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Apr 16, 2015

Lloyd Nolan and Claire Trevor were two movie stars who also starred in a short-run, kind-of-private-eye series in late 1944.

Lloyd Nolan appeared in the movies for a full half-century, from 1935 to 1985.  He was detective Michael Shayne in a series of films, and he appeared in such movies as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Peyton Place.

Claire Trevor won an Oscar in 1948 for her work in Key Largo.  She made films for 54 years, from 1933 to 1987.

Lloyd Nolan was ex-circus performer Johnny Strange, who used his circus skills in his new business.  And Claire Trevor was Terry Travers, his blonde and beautiful secretary.

Though it lasted for just 12 episodes, Results Incorporated was a fine show.  Why was it over so quickly?  Probably because Nolan and Trevor were just too busy making movies.

Here's the premiere episode of Results Incorporated, from October 7, 1944.  It's called The Haunted House.