Colonel Humphrey Flack
|Colonel Humphrey Flack|
|Also known as||''The Fabulous Fraud
The Adventures of Colonel Flack
|Directed by||John Rich
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of episodes||39 (original DuMont run)
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||DuMont (1953-1954)
|Original release||October 7, 1953– 1959|
Colonel Humphrey Flack is an American sitcom which ran Wednesdays at 9pm ET from October 7, 1953 to July 2, 1954 on the DuMont Television Network, then revived from 1958 to 1959 for first-run syndication.
The series also aired under the titles The Fabulous Fraud, The Adventures of Colonel Flack, and The Imposter.
The series is about a con man who conned other conmen, who gave some of the money to the needy. Colonel Humphrey Flack starred prolific British actor Alan Mowbray as the Colonel, and Frank Jenks as his sidekick, Uthas P. ("Patsy") Garvey. The TV series was based on a popular series of short stories by Everett Rhodes Castle published in The Saturday Evening Post.
When the series was revived in 1958, it was retitled Colonel Flack. The 39 episodes (all remakes of the original 39 episodes) aired from October 5, 1958 to July 5, 1959 in syndication. The syndicated programs were made by Desilu Productions and featured Mowbray and Jenks in their original roles.
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