Mathnet: Season 1, Episode 4

The Trial of George Frankly (1987)

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A bank is robbed and surveillance video implicates George Frankly! Can mathematics prove George's innocence?

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Episode credited cast:
Mary Watson ...
Chief Thad Green
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marvin Katzoff ...
Gary Pagett ...
Wiley Monger / Jake Karamazov
Sheila Rogers ...
Mrs. Mae Schwamb
Jim Thurman ...
Gene R. Wallace ...
Desmond Ratcellar (as Gene Wallace)
Judge Herman Hoffman


A bank is robbed and surveillance video implicates George Frankly! Can mathematics prove George's innocence?

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1987 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The con men are called "The Brothers Karamazov" which is the title of a Fyodor Dostoevsky novel. The idea that there is another man who looks just like George, suggests another Dostoevsky title: "The Double." See more »


At the garage, George Frankly's bill misspells his last name as "Frankley". See more »


[George enters the office, sees Kate sitting at the desk]
Officer George Earnest Frankly: Good morning, Kate. You're here awfully early this morning.
Sgt. Kate Monday: Couldn't sleep. I've been worrying about the case against you.
Officer George Earnest Frankly: That's good of you. To worry about me, I mean.
Sgt. Kate Monday: What are friends for? Listen, George, let's get the facts. All the evidence says that you robbed the Next to the Last National Bank.
Officer George Earnest Frankly: Uh-huh.
Sgt. Kate Monday: So that leaves us with two alternatives. One is that you did it.
Officer George Earnest Frankly: Uh-huh. And the other is?
Sgt. Kate Monday: Someone wants to make us think you did ...
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References The Brothers Karamazov (1958) See more »

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