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Banacek: No Sign Of The Cross

Aging mobster Gilbert DeRetzo faced serious illness, and this caused certain reassessments. One of these led to him purchasing the Cross of Bayonne from a rival, and then donating the priceless golden and bejeweled relic to the Church. He arranges couriers from his home in Mexico (he cannot himself enter the United States). One pair will take it to the border and convey it to a second pair. They will take it the rest of the way. DeRetzo seals the cross into a case and handcuffs this to a priest. At the archdiocese a priest opens the case. Inside is a cross-shaped chunk of metal. Who stole the cross without disturbing the seal and under the noses of its couriers? And how?

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Wednesday October 11th, 1972

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Special Guest Stars
Victor Jory
As Paul Andros

Guest Stars
Broderick Crawford
As Gilbert Deretzo
Louise Sorel
As Alicia Danato
Gordon Pinsent
As John Weymouth
Jack MacGowran
As Michele Lanier

Co-Guest Stars
Ralph Manza
As Jay Drury
Alan Fudge
As Father Cass
Ned Romero
As Chief Frank Mendoza
Ahna Capri
As Mme. Pompadour
Peter Donat
As Robert Morgan
Kermit Murdock
As Archbishop
Peter Brocco
As Cardinal
Annette Cardona
As Cecelia Gomez
Ruben Moreno
As Colonel Perez
Julio Medina
As Padre Borda
Alfonso Tafoya
As Anselmo Gomez
Francisco Ortega
As Padre Guillermo
Pedro Regas
As Old Mexican
Adele Yoshioka
As Receptionist
Erica Hagen
As Bikini Girl
Paul Gleason
As Border Guard
Main Cast
George Peppard
As Thomas Banacek
Episode Quotes
Thomas Banacek:
There's an old Polish proverb that says, "Twelve good horses and silver candlesticks will not stop snow from falling in Bialystok."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony Wilson
Executive ProducerGeorge Eckstein
ProducerHowie Horwitz
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorFrank J. Rafferty  |  Jerry Adams
Director of PhotographySam Leavitt
Art DirectorGeorge Webb
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreAllyn Ferguson  |  Jack Elliott (1)
Film EditorBill Brame
SoundRobert R. Bertrand
Assistant DirectorFoster Phinney
Unit ManagerBen Bishop (3)
Executive Story ConsultantPaul Playdon
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
Warning: Banacek season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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