Apr 14, 2008
One of the ABC Mystery Movies of the early 1970s, Banacek starred George Peppard as Thomas Banacek, a freelance insurance investigator based in Boston. Along with his chauffeur Jay Drury (Ralph Manza) and his bookstore owner friend Felix Mulholland (Australian born Murray Matheson)he investigated 17 mysteries which seemed impossible. From a football player who vanishes in the middle of a game to an experimental car that was stolen from a moving train. This show was witty, the plots ingenious and Peppard's dead-pan playing of the title character makes the show much more amusing than a lot of contemporary tv fare.