Colonel Humphrey Flack (1953–1959)

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Colonel Humphrey Flack is the consummate con-man, swindling swindlers at every opportunity.

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2 | 1 | unknown

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1959 | 1953
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Complete series cast summary:
Boris Aplon
(2 episodes, 1953)
Eddie Hyans
(2 episodes, 1953)
Sally Jessup
(2 episodes, 1953)
(2 episodes, 1953)
LeRoi Operti
(2 episodes, 1953)
Rock Rogers
(2 episodes, 1953)
Fred Sadoff
(2 episodes, 1953)
Eliot Sharfe
(2 episodes, 1953)
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Retired, witty, dapper Colonel Humphrey Flack and his partner in crime, Uthas P. Garvey, also known as Patsy, team up to play modern-day Robin Hoods around the world. Conning the con men wherever they find them, the two men change their clever tactics as often as they change locales, giving their proceeds to the needy but retaining a percentage for themselves, of course, to "cover expenses." Written by Tim's TV Showcase, http://timstvshowcase.com/colflack.html

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7 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Wonderful comedic characters, with echoes of Nero Wolfe
29 June 2002 | by (On the banks of the Ohio River) – See all my reviews

Does television seem to get worse all the time? Then imagine what it must have been like almost 50 years ago! This wonderful comedy still resounds in my memory. Mowbray's delightful Col. Flack and his hard-bitten but game sidekick "Patsy" Garvey were con men, but with a twist: they preyed on other con artists, and usually saved the bacon of the innocent unsuspecting marks in the process.

One of the running gags was the Colonel's quoting something in Latin or some other language, to which Patsy would respond, "Which means?" Then the Colonel would deliver a pithy, often idiomatic (slang) translation. The one heard most often, usually when they were about to be found out, was "Run, do not walk, to the nearest exit!"

Alan Mowbray was _the_ quintessential English Gentleman (of dubious means), and Frank Jenks was the perfect flat-voiced, squinty American foil. The relationship between these two has definite echoes of the interplay between Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin in the Rex Stout stories.

I don't know if any episodes survive anywhere, but if any do, and you have a chance to see any of them, do so -- you won't regret it.


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