Danger Man

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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Danger Man – Find and Destroy

by Alan Rapp on June 23, 2020

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Danger Man - Find and Destroy television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. Trouble finds John Drake (Patrick McGoohan), even on holiday. Narrowly escaping being sent to Korea before setting off on his first vacation in years, Drake makes it to Rio only to be dragged into a local matter involving a top-secret British submarine that has crashed on the coast. Sent in without back-up, Drake’s mission is simple: find and destroy. The situation is complicated when a local family alerts other interested parties to the sub’s location, leading Drake to improvise and buy just enough time to destroy the secret technology using unreliable explosives before it can fall into enemy hands. The episode is bookended in a pair of humorous scenes that show even a patriot like Drake knows how to play the game in order to get a well-deserved vacation (or lengthen his stay in Rio a little longer).

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  • Title: Danger Man – The Deputy Coyannis Story
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Danger Man - The Deputy Coyannis Story television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is sent to the Balkans to investigate murder and the surrounding rumors of misappropriation of IMF funds. “The Deputy Coyannis Story” offers a complicated tale with several twist and turns as Drake struggles to figure out who he can trust. While the populist leader (John Phillips) suggests proof of the Minister (Charles Gray) misappropriating IMF funds led directly to his son’s (Stuart Hutchison) murder, the Minister paints a far different picture of the country’s peasants being against change and refusing the help offered through them in the forms of modern farming equipment and supplies.

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Danger Man – Hired Assassin

by Alan Rapp on May 21, 2020

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Danger Man - Hired Assassin television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) goes undercover in South America an assassin in order to prevent an assassination by revolutionaries in “Hired Assassin.” Opening with Drake already in the role, running from local police (who are helping sell his cover) offers a nice change of pace to start the episode. The target of the deception is a nightclub singer (Judy Carne) who decides to help hide Drake once she learns he is an assassin for hire. A few introductions later, and Drake is working to kill the president. Actually, by coming up with an over-complicated plan that sounds foolproof involving digging a tunnel under the route of the car and using explosives, Drake narrows the revolutionaries chances to kill their target to a single opportunity which he is able to foil. By the time the revolutionaries discover Drake is working against them, their fate is sealed.

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