The Monk (1969 film)

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]

The Monk
Written byTony Barrett
Story byBlake Edwards
Directed byGeorge McCowan
StarringGeorge Maharis
Janet Leigh
Jack Albertson
Carl Betz
Music byEarle Hagen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Aaron Spelling
Danny Thomas
Producer(s)Tony Barrett
CinematographyFleet Southcott
Editor(s)Jerry Jameson
Running time74 minutes
Production company(s)Thomas-Spelling Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 21, 1969 (1969-10-21)


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

George MaharisGus Monk
Janet LeighJanice Barnes
Jack AlbertsonTinker
William SmathersLeo Barnes
Rick JasonWideman
Raymond St. JacquesHeritage
Carl BetzGouzenko
Jack SooHip 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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