Myrna "Jinx" Winslow
Created by Kay Krausse
In the fact-paced Private Detecive (1939, Warner Brothers), Jane Wyman plays MYRNA "JINX" WINSLOW, a pert'n'pretty female private eye with the gift of gab who joins forces with Lieutenant Jim Rickey to investigate the suspicious murder of an oil heir, whose wife and her boy friend are the principal suspects. There's also a sizable trust fund, a custody battle, a deserted mansion at midnight, a chauffeur who likes to drink and romantic entanglements between Myrna and Jim to keep things moving.
Wyman had also played Torchy Blane in 1939 (replacing series star Glenda Farrell), and impressed the studio heads enough that they rewarded her with this starring role, which wasn't that much different from the Torchy role.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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