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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Banacek' in the 1970s:

1970s Episode Guide for 'Banacek':

(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 13, 1972: Let's Hear It For A Living Legend
Season 1, episode 1
W: Del Reisman   D: Jack Smight

With Stefanie Powers (Angie Ives), Madlyn Rhue (Holly Allencamp), Robert Webber (Jerry Brinkman), John Brodie (Ritchie Mulligan), Deacon Jones (Joe Fabian), Anitra Ford (Susan), Colby Chester (Corliss), John Finnegan (Lt. Hallohan), Chris Forbes (Debbie), Curt Gowdy (Himself), Marty Ingels (Himself), Conrad Janis (Video Technician), Charlie Jones (Himself), Michael Lerner (Bartender), Tom Mack (Ed Wolinski), Jock Mahoney (Albert Bates), Chuck Morrell (Hank Ives), Byron Morrow (Grant), Peggy Walton (Dr. Judy Forrest), Gene Washington (Clay Mills).
When a professional football player vanishes from the field of play before a large crowd and millions of TV viewers, leaving only his helmet behind, Banacek is called in by the owner of the team to solve the mystery of the bizarre disappearance.

September 27, 1972: Project Phoenix
Season 1, episode 2
W: David Moessinger   D: Richard T. Heffron

With Joanna Pettet (Christine Verdon), William Windom (Harry Wexler), Herb Edelman (Joe Taddenhurst), Bruce Kirby (Collier), Bert Convy (Douglas Ruddermond), John Fiedler (Paddle), Isaac Fields (Fats), Warren Finnerty (Whitey), Seamon Glass (Deke), Stafford Repp (Police Chief), Peter Mark Richman (Andy Cole), Percy Rodrigues (Faldor).
A railroad car carrying an experimental auto prototype, en route non-stop to Boston, vanishes and Tom Banacek is asked to find out how it happened and the reasons why.

October 11, 1972: No Sign Of The Cross
Season 1, episode 3
W: Robert Presnell Jr.   D: Daryl Duke

With Louise Sorel (Alicia Danato), Broderick Crawford (Gilbert Deretzo), Gordon Pinsent (John Weymouth), Jack MacGowran (Michele Lanier), Alan Fudge (Logan Howard), Peter Brocco (Cardinal), Ahna Capri (Mme. Pompadour), Annette Cardona (Cecelia Gomez), Peter Donat (Robert Morgan), Victor Jory (Paul Andros), Julio Medina (Padre Borda), Ruben Moreno (Colonel Perez), Kermit Murdock (Archbishop), Francisco Ortega (Padre Guillermo), Ned Romero (Chief Frank Mendoza), Alfonso Tafoya (Anselmo Gomez).
An ancient religious cross, worth $1 million and donated by a big mobster in the 1930s, is stolen while being transported by car from Mexico to the United States. Banacek begins the task of searching for the object.

November 1, 1972: A Million The Hard Way
Season 1, episode 4
W: Stanley Ralph Ross   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With Margot Kidder (Linda Carsini), Don Porter (Arnold Leeland), Don Keefer (Loomis), Barry Russo (Lester Sawyer), Claire Brennan (Betty Janus), William Bryant (Frank Burns), Angela Green (Marcia Leeland), Dolores Quinton (Edna Beach), Harvey Fisher (Andrews), Russ Marin (Marvin Flanders), Stanley Ralph Ross (Larry Fields), Mary Ann Gibson (Florence Loomis).
A million dollars in cash vanishes while on display in Las Vegas and Banacek is called in to investigate.

November 15, 1972: To Steal A King
Season 1, episode 5
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Lou Antonio

With Kevin McCarthy (Allen Markham), Janis Paige (Lydia Markham), Brenda Vaccaro (Sharon Clark), Pernell Roberts (Matthew Donniger), Roger C. Carmel (Oliver Garson), Irene Tedrow (Dr. Bancroft), Tod Andrews (Graves), Anthony Eustrel (Butler), John Finnegan (Lt. Hallohan), Will Hare (Greyson), Logan Ramsey (Roland Garson), David Spielberg (Wendell Church), Hope Summers (Mrs. Liddell), William Taylor (Ballinger).
A coin collection of unlimited value vanishes from a hotel vault and police and hotel security are unable to solve the case. The collection was to have been auctioned for $3 million and Banacek discovers there was a rivalry between the owner of the collection and his competitor.

January 10, 1973: Ten Thousand Dollars A Page
Season 1, episode 6
W: Paul Playdon   D: Richard T. Heffron

With David Wayne (Walter Tyson), Ted Cassidy (Jerry Crawford), David Doyle (Elliot), Joel Fabiani (Art Woodward), Stella Stevens (Jill Hammond), Richard Schaal (Glassman), George Lindsey (Lt. Bradshaw), Michael Masters (Steve Crawford).
A tycoon, confined to a wheelchair, is persuaded to display his priceless Book of Hours, but the book vanishes just before it is shown. Banacek is brought in to unravel the mystery.

January 24, 1973: The Greatest Collection Of Them All
Season 1, episode 7
W: Theodore J. Flicker   D: George McCowan

With George Murdock (Cavanaugh), Penny Marshall (Receptionist), Mike Farrell (Jason Trotter), Penny Fuller (Gloria Hamilton), Barbara Stuart (Sailor), David Spielberg (Wendell Church), John Hoyt (Dr. Shelby), Eugene Troobnick (Norm Katz), Garry Walberg (Lt. Warsaw), Gene Dynarski (Ben Wheeler), Robert DoQui (Sgt. Flynn), John Gilgreen (Jim), George Brenlin (Tom Davis), Lloyd Gough (Alan Trotter), Arch Johnson (Larry Casey).
A fortune in paintings, billed as the world's greatest collection of French Impressionists, is stolen en route from New York to Boston.

February 7, 1973: The Two Million Clams Of Cap'n Jack
Season 1, episode 8
W: Stanley Ralph Ross   D: Richard T. Heffron

With Linden Chiles (Henry DeWitt), Jason Evers (Roger Sloan), William Schallert (Leo Osburn), Gregory Sierra (Norman Esposito), Jessica Walter (Erica Osburn), David White (W. Crawford Morgan), Andrew Duggan (Cap'n Jack Osburn), Wally Taylor (Ed Spencer), Fredd Wayne (Stein), Liam Dunn (Howard Hanrahan), Joan Pringle (Ann Spencer), Michael DeLano (Simson), Selette Cole (Lucille Sloan), Fredricka Myers (Nora).
When valuable stock certificate plates are stolen, the United Food Company sends for Banacek. The case is complicated because the UFC was about to take over a restaurant chain, and both firms have suspicious backgrounds.

October 3, 1973: No Stone Unturned
Season 2, episode 1
W: George Sheldon Smith, Lee Santley, Robert Van Scoyk   D: Richard T. Heffron

With Gary Lockwood (Owen Russell), Don Stroud (Vince O'Hara), Scott Brady (David Collier), Candy Clark (Gretel), Larry Pennell (Pete Biesecker), Peggy Walton (Jennifer Nesburn), Murray Matheson, Joe Maross, Linden Chiles (Henry DeWitt).
The second season starts with Banacek being called in when a huge $3 million sculpture disappears just before its unveiling. He takes the assignment with the understanding from the insurance company that he will get 10 percent of the sculpture's value if he recovers it within two days. Working more or less with him -- but anxious to find the sculpture before he does -- is insurance investigator Carlie Kirkland (Christine Belford, a new regular in the series).

November 7, 1973: If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?
Season 2, episode 2
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With George Murdock (Cavanaugh), Anne Baxter (Leslie Lyle), Richard Jordan (Chris Bailey), Paul Richards (Dr. Richard Ketner), Alan Fudge (Logan Howard), Jim Davis (Ed McKay), Poupee Bocar (Wanda), John Zaremba (Dr. Wickham), William Sylvester (Dr. Stahl), Sabrina Scharf (Wyn Reever), Julie Rogers (Lois).
A highly prized medical computer disappears from a lab fortified with electric fences and sensitive alarms.

November 21, 1973: The Three Million Dollar Piracy
Season 2, episode 3
W: Stanley Ralph Ross, Robert Van Scoyk   D: Andrew V. McLaglen

With Linden Chiles (Henry DeWitt), Don Knight (Isaac Porter), Dick Gautier (Mario Fratelli), Arlene Martel (Diana Maitland), Titos Vandis (Capt. Larkos), Byron Morrow (Max Benson), Jean Manson (Wilda Porter), Martin Kosleck (Bruno Altrahidy), Lada Edmund Jr. (Lila Porter), Susan Damante (Leona Sanborn), Rudy Challenger (Lt. Trask), Hal Buckley (Doug Sanborn).
A hand-made, jewel-encrusted, 2,000 pound wooden coach is mysteriously missing after being loaded aboard a freighter. Banacek tries to find out how the large coach could have been removed from a steel container that was welded shut, with only a six-inch square hole cut into the container with an acetylene torch.

January 15, 1974: The Vanishing Chalice
Season 2, episode 4
W: Mort Fine   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With Cesar Romero (Marius Avantalu), Eric Braeden (Paul Bolitho), Sue Ane Langdon (Sybil Payson), John Saxon (Harry Harland), George Murdock (Cavanaugh), Don Collier (Jimmy Scarne), Paul Picerni (Det. Winslow).
A one-of-a-kind Greek chalice, valued at $15 million, disappears from a closely guarded room at the Boston Museum and Banacek tries to find out how.

January 22, 1974: Horse Of A Slightly Different Color
Season 2, episode 5
W: Jimmy Sangster   D: Herschel Daugherty

With Anne Francis (Katherine Wells), Tim O'Connor (Howard James), Lane Bradbury (Sally James), Ramon Bieri (John Hargroves), John Crawford (Owen Summers), Willard Sage (Anthony Mitchell), Allen Ludden (Interviewer), Pamela Hensley (Mandy), Harry Carey Jr. (Dean Barrett), Rocky Frier (Tommy), Terry Wilson (Chuck Smith), Linden Chiles (Henry DeWitt).
A valuable champion racehorse vanishes during a workout and Banacek is called in to find out how it happened.

February 12, 1974: Rocket To Oblivion
Season 2, episode 6
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Andrew V. McLaglen

With George Murdock (Cavanaugh), Linda Evans (Cherry Saint-Saens), Andrew Prine (Tom Wardlow), Dick Van Patten (Donald Morgan), Jayne Kennedy (Girl Demonstrator), Phil Carey (Art Gallagher), Roy Poole (Lt. Garrett), Tom Drake (Roger Fanshion), Don Gordon (Buck Powell), Robert Rothwell (Officer Lonigan), Jimmy Joyce (Eddie).
A revolutionary rocket engine disappears while on display at an exposition center, and Banecek is called to find it.

February 19, 1974: Fly Me - If You Can Find Me
Season 2, episode 7
W: Harold Livingston   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With Sterling Hayden (Tony Fowler), Victoria Principal (Brooke Collins), Jack Kelly (Lou Wayne), Patricia Quinn (Charlotte Malloy), James Daris (Roy Gilbert), Charles H. Gray (Capt. Dave Roberts), Carlos Romero (Sheriff Ortega), Richard Roat (Stan Price), Paul Cavonis (Andy Hall), Beverly Gill (Gina), Laurence Haddon (Joe Daley), Larry Ward (Len Malloy), Don Hamner (Charlie Tyson), Byron Mabe (Walt Kinsdale).
Banacek must face a crippled tycoon while trying to locate a missing airplane at a small desert airfield.

March 12, 1974: Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Season 2, episode 8
W: Stanley Roberts   D: Bernard McEveety

With Peter Marshall (Hal Parker), Nancy Olson (Louise Merrick), Gretchen Corbett (Vickie Merrick), Jay Robinson (Bradley Merrick / Kurt Steiner), Pat Harrington Jr. (Phil Ross), Bruce Gordon (Maxwell Barker), Frank Maxwell (Higgins), Kathie Browne (Shirley Cole), Phillip Pine (Ed Harvey), Lynette Mettey (Emily Parker), Kai Hernandez (Sandra), Gene Dynarski (Leo), Lew Brown (Wilson), Walter Brooke (Walter Peterson), Kathrine Baumann (Gloria Baker), Gerald S. Peters (Davis), Sharyn Wynters (Lorraine).
A banker vanishes from a theater while performing a disappearing act in a trick, just as police are about to arrest him for grand larceny. (Last show of the series.)

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