Frank Whymark, a shady businessman, sends his goon Jack to coerce Lovejoy into seeing him. Whymark's priceless 18th Century Samurai sword has been stolen, but he does not want to notify the police for personal Because of Lovejoy's contacts in the antiques trade he tasks him with finding the weapon... or else! Lovejoy finds it selling at auction, but doesn't notify the auctioneers. In a playful mood he bids on it against friendly Jim Leonard, and drops off after 15 thousand pounds. Although he easily could warn Leonhard when he takes a beautiful, young prospective buyer to a local watering hall and hotel, Lovejoy keeps silent, clearly relishing the situation. However, the sexy client locks Jim in the bathroom and absconds with his sword, car, and money as the sword disappears again.
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[Looking at a sketch t\of the girl who robbed him
Jim, excuse me. I saw her at the auction. She's not more than 25!
What are you getting at?
Well, nothing, Maestro, except you don't look like Gregory Peck anymore.
Nor does Gregory Peck!
Who's Gregory Peck?