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A Very Missing Person (1972)

An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.


Russ Mayberry


Philip H. Reisman Jr. (teleplay), Stuart Palmer (novel) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eve Arden ... Hildegarde Withers
James Gregory ... Oscar Piper
Julie Newmar ... Aleatha Westering
Ray Danton ... Capt. Westering
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... Al Fister
Pat Morita ... Delmar Faulkenstein
Ezra Stone Ezra Stone ... Judge
Woodrow Parfrey ... Eberhardt
Skye Aubrey ... Lenore Gregory
Bob Hastings ... Malloy
Robert Easton ... Onofre
Sherry Bain ... Eve Granger
Udana Power ... Mariette
Dwan Smith ... Ora
Linda Gillen ... Bernadine Toller (as Linda Gillin)


An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

4 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Missing Person See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was meant to be part of a rotating series of detectives shows with Sherlock Holmes (Stewart Granger), Nick Carter (Robert Conrad) and Charlie Chan (Ross Martin) but the corresponding TV movies never got good enough ratings so it never materialized. See more »


Follows The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) See more »

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OK mystery, could have been better.
9 May 2011 | by gmdaSee all my reviews

Something no one has said yet is this is the seventh movie of Hildegarde Withers from the 1930's! The previous movie, Forty Naughty Girls was in 1937!

An OK, made for TV mystery, which I figured out before the end. And with a kind of "quick" ending. Eve Arden did a great job I thought, for this movie series not being made for nearly 35 years, nobody would probably remember and compare her to the actresses before her. James Gregory as Oscar Piper was OK, but not as irascible, as James Gleason's portrayal. I did laugh at the banter between the two and found it to be entertaining. I would liked to have seen at least one season, or one summer season of episodes, where character development could have taken place. Other than that...it is OK.

Interesting to see the Great PAT MORITA, 3 years before he did Happy Days!

If you are into 70's hippie culture and don't mind an original Star Trek plot rip-off, you might like it. I did.

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