Vanishing Act

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Someone in the upper echelons of network television must have been enamored of or obsessed with French playwright Robert Thomas' Trap for a Lonely Man, since the property was adapted to television no fewer than three times. The 1986 version, Vanishing Act, stars Mike Farrell as a honeymooning husband. When his new bride turns up missing, Farrell angrily demands that the authorities drop everything to find her. Imagine his surprise when Margot Kidder, a total stranger, arrives on the scene, insisting that she is Farrell's wife. Earlier versions of Trap for a Lonely Man included Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969) and One of My Wives is Missing (1976). Originally telecast May 4, 1986, Vanishing Act was cleverly adapted by Richard Levinson and William Link, who slavishly retained Robert Thomas' by-now-familiar final plot twist.


Mike Farrell
as Harry Kenyon
Margot Kidder
as Chris Kenyon
Elliott Gould
as Lieutenant Rudameyer
Fred Gwynne
as Father Macklin
Graham Jarvis
as Doctor DeMarco

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