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Banacek: Horse of a Slightly Different Color

A valuable race horse heads out on his last workout before being sold. The horse that returns from the trip around the track is not the same one that left, and Banacek must discover what happened.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 205
Airdate: Tuesday January 22nd, 1974



Guest Stars
Linden ChilesLinden Chiles
As Henry DeWitt
Recurring
Anne FrancisAnne Francis
As Katherine Wells
Tim OTim O'Connor
As Howard James
Lane BradburyLane Bradbury
As Sally James
Ramon BieriRamon Bieri
As John Hargroves
John CrawfordJohn Crawford
As Owen Summers

Co-Guest Stars
Ralph ManzaRalph Manza
As Jay Drury
Recurring
Harry Carey, Jr.Harry Carey, Jr.
As Dean Barrett
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
As The Interviewer
Willard SageWillard Sage
As Anthony (Anthony Mitchell)
Bill HarmatzBill Harmatz
As Tim Diamond (as William Harmatz)
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Chuck (Chuck Smith)
Robert SwanRobert Swan
As Track Official
Rocky FrierRocky Frier
As Tommy
Main Cast
George PeppardGeorge Peppard
As Thomas Banacek
Murray MathesonMurray Matheson
As Felix Mulholland
Episode Quotes
Felix: This is all happened in--what do you call it?--California. There is a whole country in-between.
Banacek: Which one?

Henry DeWitt: Banacek. as a favor to me.
Banacek: You're kidding.
Henry DeWitt: Plus 10% of $5 million.
Banacek: That is a start.

John Hargroves: All that talk and he winds up working for me after all.
Henry DeWitt: I'm afraid you're wrong, Mr. Hargroves. He's working for me.
Banacek: You're both wrong. I'm working for me.

Banacek: There is an old Polish proverb that says, "The chicken that clucks the loudest is the one most likely to go to the steamfitter's picnic."

Katherine Wells: How much do you get?
Banacek: Ten percent of the insured value, if I succeed.
Katherine Wells: What do you get if you don't succeed?
Banacek: A little older.

Katherine Wells: Come on, Mr. Banacek.
Banacek: Invitation or order?
Katherine Wells: Whichever you prefer.
Banacek: Well, that's up to you. I don't take orders.
Katherine Wells: Then it's an invitation.
Banacek: Then I accept.

Banacek: You don't think very much of men, do you?
Katherine Wells: In my circle, men seem to be in short supply.
Banacek: Maybe you should make bigger circles.
Katherine Wells: Is that an invitation or a prescription?

Owen Summers: Well, there goes one tough little package.
Banacek: Maybe all she needs is someone to unwrap her. I'm sorry, but you set me up.
Owen Summers: I guess I did.

Banacek: You know what worries me about your thinking, Jay. Sometimes I can really follow it.

Katherine Wells: As long as I have known you, you have never been able to face an unpleasant fact.
Sally James: Oh, I don't know. He's faced you every day.

Banacek: There is an old Polish proverb that says, "Only someone with nothing to be sorry about smiles back at the rear of an elephant."
Sally James: I bet you make those up to fit every occasion, don't you?
Banacek: Me, tamper with the wisdom of the people?



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony Wilson
Executive ProducerGeorge Eckstein
ProducerHowie Horwitz
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJerry Adams
Director of PhotographySam Leavitt
Art DirectorSydney Litwack
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreElliot Kaplan
Film EditorAlbert J.J. Zúñiga
SoundDon Sharpless
Assistant DirectorReuben L. Watt
Unit ManagerJames Hogan
Executive Story ConsultantRobert Van Scoyk
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicHenry Mancini
2nd Unit DirectorGeorge Peppard
 
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