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Mother of Pearl 

Frankie Drake finds herself a suspect in a jewel heist.

Director:

Ruba Nadda

Writers:

Carol Hay (created by), Michelle Ricci (created by) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Lauren Lee Smith ... Frankie Drake
Chantel Riley ... Trudy Clarke
Rebecca Liddiard ... Mary Shaw
Sharron Matthews ... Flo
Steve Lund ... Ernest Hemingway
Wendy Crewson ... Nora Amory
Derek McGrath ... Abraham Amory
Sean Sullivan ... Morris Flynn
Eugene Clark ... Jack Porter
Robert Clarke ... Crosby
Bo Martyn ... Secretary
Sai Yin Cheung Sai Yin Cheung ... Elderly Chinese Cupper

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Frankie Drake finds herself a suspect in a jewel heist.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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In 1919, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) moved to Toronto and worked as a writer for the Toronto Star Weekly. In 1920, he returned to the United States, but continued sending stories to the Toronto Star. In 1921, Hemingway and his new bride moved to Paris where he was a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star until at least 1923. See more »

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Frankie Drake Theme
Written by Robert Carli
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Mother of Pearl
7 May 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

After the long running success of the Murdoch Mysteries, some of the writers and producers created a light, frothy historical crime drama about Drake Private Detectives, a female only detective agency in 1920s Toronto.

Lauren Lee Smith gives Frankie Drake a modernist sheen, the starting titles have her on a motorbike. She is assisted by Trudy her partner in the detective agency.

This opening episode very much sets the tone. Frankie is a suspect in a jewellry heist, because the modus operandi is similar to what Frankie's late dad apparently did, hence why suspicion has fallen on her.

Frankie believed her late dad was a small time crook but then encounters an unlikely ally, her mother who Frankie always thought was dead.

The opener very much lays this down as lighthearted and fast moving show. As Frankie's new found mom is a bit of a grifter you kind of know 'the con is on' with a twist here or there.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Shaftesbury Films See more »
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