|Written by||Tony Barrett|
|Story by||Blake Edwards|
|Directed by||George McCowan|
|Music by||Earle Hagen|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||Aaron Spelling|
|Running time||74 minutes|
|Production company||Thomas-Spelling Productions|
|Original release||October 21, 1969|
The Monk is a 1969 American made-for-television crime thriller film starring George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Jack Albertson and Carl Betz. Originally filmed as a television pilot, it premiered as the ABC Movie of the Week on October 21, 1969. It was directed by George McCowan in his film debut in a project developed by Blake Edwards that had been offered to George Mahrais three years previously.
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.
|George Maharis||Gus Monk|
|Janet Leigh||Janice Barnes|
|William Smathers||Leo Barnes|
|Raymond St. Jacques||Heritage|
|Jack Soo||Hip Guy|