Danger Man

Danger Man – The Battle of the Cameras

by Alan Rapp on November 17, 2020

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Danger Man - The Battle of the Cameras television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. After top secret documents are stolen by a cunning woman (Dawn Addams) working for the notorious A.J.A. Kent (Niall MacGinnis), John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is sent to Paris to work his way into the man’s confidence by offering up the recipe for rocket fuel. With a longer running time, much of it spent in the resort’s casino, and a scarred super-villain, you can feel the influence of James Bond throughout “The Battle of the Cameras.”

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Danger Man – The Nurse

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2020

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Danger Man - The Nurse television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) rescues two British citizens from an unnamed Arab nation facing a revolution. Choosing to remain when he hears of another English woman nearby, and knowing she won’t be safe from the rebel troops, Drake seeks out nurse Mary MacPherson (Eileen Moore) only to discover she has in her possession a small baby and the last living member of the deposed royal family. Unable to reach the helicopter, Drake and MacPherson must try to make their way on their own, a journey that leads them across an unscrupulous innkeeper (Eric Pohlmann) and a greedy local leader (Harold Kasket) looking to use the child to increase his own power.

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Danger Man – Deadline

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2020

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Danger Man - Deadline television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) heads to Victoria Bassaland in Africa where an exiled leader is stirring up riots and protest by framing the government for the death of his wife’s (Barbara Chilcott) uncle. Posing as a gun runner, Drake is able to get an audience with Saul Khano (William Marshall) and turn the man’s conflicted wife against her husband. “Deadlline” is notable for the large Black cast and the villain getting the drop on our hero who only survives his time in Africa thanks to the timely intervention of the man’s wife.

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Danger Man – The Dead Man Walks

by Alan Rapp on September 3, 2020

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Danger Man - The Dead Man Walks television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is sent to India to determine if one scientist from a group of five who discovered a virulent bacteria strain, all believed to be dead, may be alive and working on weaponizing the virus for profit. Although Drake has the right idea, it turns out he has the wrong scientist. Calling on the daughter (Marla Landi) of one of the presumably dead men gets him nowhere, but the wife (Julia Arnall) of another of the scientists (Richard Pearson) proves to be far more promising.

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Danger Man – Under the Lake

by Alan Rapp on July 16, 2020

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Danger Man - Under the Lake television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) follows General Gunther von Klaus (Christopher Rhodes) and his daughter Mitzi (Moira Redmond) across Europe when authorities identify von Klaus as a suspect involved in the millions of counterfeit United States currency showing up all around the world. Meeting the pair on a train, and following them to an isolated retreat, Drake attempts to feign interest in the young woman while learning as much as possible about her father. It’s not until the end of “Under the Lake” that the episode’s title is explained as Drake and Mitzi run for their lives from von Klaus’ partner (Roger Delgado) and his minions. Despite the tragedy of the father, Drake is able to save the daughter and stay alive long enough for help to arrive.

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