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Man in a Suitcase: Property of a Gentleman

A heiress hires McGill to determine why her invalid father's painting has turned up for auction.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x25
Airdate: Wednesday March 13th, 1968

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Guest Stars
Frank GatliffFrank Gatliff
As Auctioneer
Terence AlexanderTerence Alexander
As Gerald Farson
Justine LordJustine Lord
As Jane Farson
Gordon GostelowGordon Gostelow
As Chester Farson / Gray
Derek FrancisDerek Francis
As Dr. James Vance
Fredric Abbott (1)Fredric Abbott (1)
As Porter (as Frederic Abbott)
Charles HodgsonCharles Hodgson
As Charles Farson
Main Cast


At a country manor, a man locks up the gate. Inside, an orderly wheels an old man in a wheelchair to a painting. The old man, Chester Farson, stares at the painting--“ Property of a Gentleman” by Suzanne Valadon--and then gestures for the orderly to turn him to the other paintings on the wall. Two men come in and one confirms that Vance is on the way. The other worries that Vance is late...

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Episode Quotes
Gray: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.”
Gerald Farson: Mr. Gray...
Gray: “The last scene of all ends this strange eventful history, his second childishness and mere oblivion. Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”

Gerald Farson: Now, if you want to meet my father, I think we’d better hurry. He regards people who keep him waiting not only as fools but enemies.

McGill: Well, you really love throwing away money, don’t you? Might as well throw a little to me.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDennis Spooner  |  Richard Harris (2)
ProducerSidney Cole
Associate ProducerBarry Delmaine
Production DesignerWilliam Kellner
EditorBill Butler (3)
Music EditorAlan Willis
Make-upSylvia Croft
Camera OperatorJack Lowin
Director of PhotographyStephen Dade
Production ManagerRon Jackson (2)
Sound EditorBill Taylor (2)
Sound MixerJock May
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Set DresserHelen Thomas (1)
WardrobeHilda Geerdts
Assistant DirectorRichard Kilburn
Unit ManagerRon Jackson (2)
Executive Story ConsultantStanley Greenberg
Music DirectorAlbert Elms
Second Unit DirectorJohn Glen
ContinuitySusanna Merry
Casting DirectorRose Tobias Shaw
Stunt ArrangerRoy Vincente
HairdresserFrieda Steiger
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