JARRETT (TV) (1973 USA)
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Directed by Barry Shear
Starring: Glenn Ford, Anthony Quayle, Forrest Tucker
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, TV Pilot
74 minutes | Full screen | Color | English
Glenn Ford is Jarrett, a former boxer with an artistic streak. He becomes a private detective, specializing in cases that will allow him to breath the rarefied air of art galleries and museums. Anthony Quayle is Jarrett's "Moriarity," a wealthy art collector who will stop at nothing to build up his collection. Jarrett was written to accommodate a younger actor, but the producers owed a commitment to Glenn Ford. As a result, the storyline, involving the search for some rare scrolls, became an endurance test for both the venerable Mr. Ford and the audience. To be fair, the star does manage to handle the glib dialogue well (when he's not out of breath).