Banacek (1972–1974)
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The Vanishing Chalice 

When a priceless Greek chalice vanishes at a special preview before a select crowd, Cavanaugh hires Banacek to retrieve it, but with one string attached: Carlie Kirkland becomes his aide.

Director:

Bernard L. Kowalski (as Bernard Kowalski)

Writers:

Anthony Wilson (creator), Morton S. Fine (as Mort Fine)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Peppard ... Thomas Banacek
Christine Belford ... Carlie Kirkland
Cesar Romero ... Marius Avantalu
Eric Braeden ... Paul Bolitho
Sue Ane Langdon ... Sybil Payson
John Saxon ... Harry Harland
Murray Matheson ... Felix Mulholland
Ralph Manza ... Jay Drury
Robert Wolders ... Tommy Forrest
Don Collier ... Jimmy Scarne
Lester Rawlins Lester Rawlins ... John Sharmon
George Murdock ... Cavanaugh
Paul Picerni ... Det. Ed Winslow
Nedra Deen Nedra Deen ... Cee Cee
Ruth Price Ruth Price ... Bonnie Gray
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Storyline

When a priceless Greek chalice vanishes at a special preview before a select crowd, Cavanaugh hires Banacek to retrieve it, but with one string attached: Carlie Kirkland becomes his aide.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | French

Release Date:

15 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Banacek asks Sybil how she liked Greece, he's reading a letter in his hands, but when the scene cuts to a different camera, he's sitting back without any letter in his hands. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Banacek: "Though the hippopotamus has no stinger in his tail, the wise man would rather be sat on by the bee."
Felix Mulholland: That's hardly applicable.
Thomas Banacek: "A duck with three wings and a loaf of bread is brother to the turkey."
Felix Mulholland: That's more like it.
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The Missing Chalice
1 March 2016 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Thomas Banacek(George Peppard) is called in on a case involving a valuable Greek chalice worth 1.5 million dollars that somehow goes missing in front of several witnesses/interested parties at its unveiling(a common occurrence in the world of Banacek!) like Cesar Romero as a suspected smuggler, John Saxon as reputed mobster Harry Harland, or Eric Braeden as a supposed antique expert who vouched for its authenticity, which is of course in question... Carlie Kirkland(Christine Belford) becomes a self-described "Watson" to Thomas' "Sherlock Holmes" in familiar though ultimately imaginative caper, with amusing pool-side scene with Romero.


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