The adventures of 1930's Los Angeles private eye Miles Banyon.

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Ed Adamson
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1973   1972   1971  
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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Forster ...  Miles C. Banyon 16 episodes, 1971-1973
Joan Blondell ...  Peggy Revere 8 episodes, 1972
Richard Jaeckel ...  Lt. Pete McNeil 8 episodes, 1972
Julie Gregg ...  Abby Graham 7 episodes, 1972
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Miles Banyon was a tough but honest private detective operating out of Los Angeles during the '30s. For $20 a day plus expenses, Banyon would take almost any case, ranging from missing persons to theft to murder. Since his office was located in the same building as Peggy Revere's secretarial school, Banyon found himself with a different pretty receptionist almost every week. His police contact was Sgt. McNeil. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective anni '30 See more »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great detective, great show!
30 July 2002 | by purakekSee all my reviews

This series, along with Quinn Martin's Manhunter, brought the viewers back to the Depression era. Manhunter focused mostly on chasing the bad guys you already met in the prologue, but Banyon gave us the poor, thinking detective, living by his wits and fists. Robert Forster was cool and the twists in the plots were great; the stories are even better than what Murder She Wrote had to offer. Banyon doesn't just fight; he investigates and solves the crimes, and solves it well. And those costumes! The 30's threads, not to mention the cars, the guns and the music! Short-lived as it may be, it's the best TV could offer back in the selfish 70's.


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