The Catcher (1972)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Jun 2, 1972 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This unsold pilot film was reminiscent of the 1956 syndicated TV weekly The Tracer. Michael Witney plays the "catcher" of the title, a former agent of the Seattle Missing Persons Bureau. Now in private practice with his new partner, Harvard grad Jan-Michael Vincent, Witney hires out to people looking for "vanished" friends and relatives. His first assignment is to locate missing coed Catherine Burns, a quest complicated by a cumbersome murder. Anne Baxter guest stars as a car dealer who pops up with the Vital Clue. The film was lensed on location in Boston, Memphis, Atlanta and Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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private-detective, coed, missing-person, murder, partner