Danger Man

Danger Man – Sabotage

by Alan Rapp on September 10, 2019

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Danger Man - Sabotage television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. As a favor for an old friend (Maggie Fitzgibbon), John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) heads to Southeast Asia to investigate the crash of two airplanes which Drake discovers are involved in both a smuggler’s (Bobby R. Naidoo) operation and a journalist’s (Oliver Burt) attempt to recover lost money and prestige in the region by blaming the crashes on the local government. The episode is notable mostly for Drake playing the role of a drunkard blackmailing pilot in order to undercover the operation (taking a pretty good beating by the smuggler’s goons in the process) and discover both the gold smuggling and the method the smuggler uses to deal with those who have outlived their usefulness.

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Danger Man – Bury the Dead

by Alan Rapp on August 20, 2019

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Danger Man - Bury the Dead television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man.The suspicious death of an agent in a car accident sends John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) to Sicily where he matches wits with a wealthy business owner (Dermot Walsh) using his canning business to smuggle guns. With the help of the victim’s girlfriend (Beverly Garland), while avoiding the tactics of a corrupt police officer (Paul Stassino) and the businessman’s thugs looking for any excuse to lock Drake away until the next shipment is underway, Drake is able to discover the truth including what really happened to his old friend.

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  • Title: Danger Man – The Journey Ends Halfway
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Danger Man - The Journey Ends Halfway television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. Correctly believing something is wrong with the established route to smuggle defectors out of the East, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is sent in undercover as a Czech engineer to find the leak and discover what went wrong with the recent attempt of a friend fleeing the region. While waiting for his ticket out, Drake befriends a local woman (Anna May Wong) also in need of escape after earning the displeasure of the local government.

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Danger Man – The Brothers

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2019

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Danger Man - The Brothers television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. When an important diplomatic package is part of a downed plane’s cargo stolen by bandits, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) heads to the coast of Sicily to find those responsible and retrieve the intelligence. Unable to directly contact the Morelli brothers (Ronald Fraser and Derren Nesbitt), Drake’s plan is to earn the confidence of a confederate by posing as a rich businessman in need of the documents for an impending deal. Helping the woman (Lisa Gastoni) escape from prison goes a long way to help sell Drake’s cover and earn enough trust for an introduction.

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  • Title: Danger Man – The Relaxed Informer
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Danger Man - The Relaxed Informer television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. On the search for a traitor passing on secrets, the episode begins with John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) stealing a car in order for his men to examine all items within and find a recording. Passing off the entire incident as nothing more than auto-theft by an American deserter, all the items (except the recording) are returned to the local man while Drake sets his attention on interpreter Ruth Mitchell (Moira Redmond). Although it’s clear it is her voice on the recording, Ruth vehemently denies any knowledge of the recording.

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