Danger Man

Danger Man – The Lovers

by Alan Rapp on March 20, 2018

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Danger Man - The Lovers television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. While in London, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is surprised by the request of the Boravian Embassy where an enemy spy (Michael Ripper) greets him and asks for Drake’s help to protect the Boravian President (Ewen Solon) and his wife (Maxine Audley), who Drake previously worked against while working as a spy in Boravia. Through a contact (Martin Miller), Drake learns a bomb has been sold to those who wish the President and his wife harm. However, the man will only sell the information for a large fee. Unfortunately, a gunman prevents Drake from learning all the particulars of the planned bombing.

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Danger Man – The Blue Veil

by Alan Rapp on December 28, 2017

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Danger Man - The Blue Veil television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. In “The Blue Veil” John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) successfully completes the task that John Rambo fails in Rambo: First Blood Part II. Learning that slave trading is taking place in the Arabian Desert, the United Nations send Drake in undercover to collect photographic proof which could used to bring pressure to bear on the local leaders. Disguised as a drunken slave trader, Drake makes new friends in a local boy (Joseph Cuby) and stranded showgirl (Lisa Gastoni) and new enemies in an underworld figure (Laurence Naismith) who doesn’t like competition. Although he’s unable to help those forced to work in the diamond mines against their will, Drake does make it out with both the showgirl and the proof (completing his mission once again).

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Danger Man – Josetta

by Alan Rapp on September 7, 2017

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Danger Man - Josetta television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. The murder of a prominent politician, rumored to have been killed by American agents, sends John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) to São Paulo where the only witness to the crime is the victim’s blind sister Josetta (Julia Arnall). After identifying the killer by his voice, the local authorities need more to move on the Army lietantnat (Kenneth Haigh) who, with the help of a leggy blonde (Claire Gordon), quickly frames the American agent for attempted murder to throw suspicion off himself.

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Danger Man – Time to Kill

by Alan Rapp on August 3, 2017

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Danger Man - Time to Kill television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the good old days of black-and-white Cold War spycraft. John Drake‘s (Patrick McGoohan) latest assignment sends him from Paris into Austria to bring in international assassin Hans Vogeler (Derren Nesbitt). The carefully-laid plans are destroyed by the unexpected interference of a Swiss schoolteacher on holiday. Cuffed to Lisa Orin (Sarah Lawson), Drake makes the best of his situation (and the woman’s bad timing) to complete his mission and get out of Austria in one piece.

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Danger Man – View from the Villa

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2017

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Danger Man - View from the Villa TV review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the good old days of black-and-white Cold War spycraft. Secret agent John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) was introduced to television audiences for the first time in “View from the Villa,” in which our protagonist investigates the murder of a banker in Rome who, prior to his death, embezzled $5 million in gold bullion (which is still missing). As we’ll see throughout the series run, Drake differs from the most notable spy of the time in several key aspects. Unlike James Bond, Drake doesn’t carry a gun, doesn’t woo the ladies, has no use for special gadgets, and most of the time will make through a mission without the need to kill.

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