ABC Movie of the Week/The Monk

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The Monk
Airdate October 21, 1969
Writer(s) Tony Barrett &
Blake Edwards
Director George McCowan
Network ABC
Style 90-minute mystery thriller
Company Thomas/Spelling Productions
Origin USA

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The Monk (1969) is a TV movie about a San Francisco private detective named Gus Monk, which was intended as a pilot for a series but failed. It seems to have no relation to the series about a person with the same profession, last name and hometown, Monk. It aired as part of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Cast: George Maharis (Gus Monk), Janet Leigh (Janice Barnes), Rick Jason (Wideman), Carl Betz (Danny Gouzenko), Jack Albertson (Tinker), Raymond St. Jacques (Lieutenant Edward Heritage), William Smithers (Leo Barnes), Jack Soo (Hip Guy), Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Trapp), George Burrafato (Stanger), Linda Marsh (Lisa Daniels), George Saurel (Sergeant Mawson), Joe Besser (Herbie), Walter Reed (Director), John Hancock (Charlie), Bob Nash (Doorman), Mary Wickes (Mrs. Medford)


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