The Monk (1969 film)

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The Monk
Written by Tony Barrett
Story by Blake Edwards
Directed by George McCowan
Starring George Maharis
Janet Leigh
Jack Albertson
Carl Betz
Music by Earle Hagen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Aaron Spelling
Danny Thomas
Producer(s) Tony Barrett
Cinematography Fleet Southcott
Editor(s) Jerry Jameson
Running time 74 minutes
Production company(s) Thomas-Spelling Productions
Original network ABC
Original release October 21, 1969 (1969-10-21)

The Monk is a 1969 American made-for-television crime thriller film starring George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Jack Albertson and Carl Betz. It originally premiered as the ABC Movie of the Week on October 21, 1969.[1]


Underworld attorney Leo Barnes hires Gus Monk to safeguard a valuable envelope containing information on a mobster. Monk refuses — until he meets Mrs. Barnes and jumps on a merry-go-round of viciousness and murder.

Main cast[edit]

Actor Role
George Maharis Gus Monk
Janet Leigh Janice Barnes
Jack Albertson Tinker
William Smathers Leo Barnes
Rick Jason Wideman
Raymond St. Jacques Heritage
Carl Betz Gouzenko
Jack Soo Hip Guy


  • TV Guide (October 18–24, 1969)


  1. ^ INSIDE TV: Moppets Added to Brides Cast, Los Angeles Times, 03 June 1969: d15.

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