The Museum Theft

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The Museum Theft
Start date: August 30, 1954
End date: October 9, 1954
# of strips: 36 (6 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Deep Sea Mystery"
Followed by: "The Enchantress"

"The Museum Theft" is the 78th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Some thieves have stolen some valuable paintings from a museum. But famous paintings are hard to sell.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Slug, a thief.
  • Tiny, a thief.
  • Louie the Fence, a fence.
  • Mr. Kern, owner of the paintings.
  • Mouthpiece, a lawyer.


  • New York
    • Municipal Museum
    • XZ Storage Co.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is lifted from the plot (Strip of August 30, 1954 indicate the title as: Next Week: The Fine Arts).


This story has been published in the following publications:

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