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Banacek: To Steal a King

The Ten Kings--ten rare coins, each depicting an ancient monarch. The collection represents fifteen years work by Allen Markham, and he plans to auction it to one of three groups. He puts the collection in the special safe, chooses his combination and sets the time lock, and goes to bed. The next morning, the collection has vanished! Security reports no one opened the safe, and with a time lock no one could. But someone got the coins out, somehow. It is while visiting one of the bidders that Banacek gets an important clue...

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Wednesday November 15th, 1972

Director: Louis Antonio
Writer: Stephen Kandel

Guest Stars
Brenda VaccaroBrenda Vaccaro
As Sharon Clark
Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy
As Allen Markham
Pernell RobertsPernell Roberts
As Matthew Donniger
Roger C. CarmelRoger C. Carmel
As Oliver Garson
Logan RamseyLogan Ramsey
As Roland Garson
Janis PaigeJanis Paige
As Lydia (Lydia Markham)

Co-Guest Stars
Ralph ManzaRalph Manza
As Jay Drury
David SpielbergDavid Spielberg
As Church (Wendell Church)
John FinneganJohn Finnegan
As Lt. Hallohan
Tod AndrewsTod Andrews
As Graves
William TraylorWilliam Traylor
As Ballinger
Hope SummersHope Summers
As Mrs. Liddell
Irene TedrowIrene Tedrow
As Dr. Bancroft
Will HareWill Hare
As Grayson
Main Cast
George PeppardGeorge Peppard
As Thomas Banacek
Murray MathesonMurray Matheson
As Felix Mulholland
Episode Notes
There are a number of Star Trek connections in this episode. Guest star Roger C. Carmel (Oliver Garson) played Harry Mudd in two episodes. Guest star Logan Ramsey (Roland Garson) played Proconsul Claudius Marcus. Director Lou Antonio guest starred as fugitive Lokai in another episode. And writer Stephen Kandel also wrote both of the episodes that guest starred Roger C. Carmel.

Episode Quotes
Wendell Church: That's very sporting. But it's not a sport, not to us. You see, if any of us lowly company investigator crack the case, we just pick up our weekly paycheck. You crack it and pick up a small fortune and a lot of glory. Maybe, uh, that's the reason that bounty hunters never seem quite legitimate to me somehow.
Banacek: I take it you didn't mean exactly what you said.
Wendell Church: Take it however you want.

Banacek: Well, they're not exactly the people next door. Unless you're next door to the wax museum.

Roland Garson: All sin is punishable, Mr. Banacek.
Banacek: Is that a threat?
Roland Garson: Oh, my, yes.

Banacek: There is an old Polish proverb that says, "A wolf that takes a peasant to supper, probably won't need any breakfast."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony Wilson
Executive ProducerGeorge Eckstein
ProducerHowie Horwitz
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJerry Adams
Director of PhotographySam Leavitt
Art DirectorGeorge Webb
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreJack Elliott (1)  |  Allyn Ferguson
Film EditorBill Brame
SoundVic Carpenter
Assistant DirectorFoster Phinney
Unit ManagerBen Bishop (3)
Executive Story ConsultantPaul Playdon
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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