Danger Man

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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