Danger Man – Josetta

by Alan Rapp on September 7, 2017

in Television Reviews 

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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.

Using a hidden radio transmitter, Drake is able to lead the blind woman in public making it appear to the killer that she can see. There’s a bit too much plot for a 25-minute episode (the frame on Drake barely has time to get started before it’s thrown aside). And the technology used in the charade is a bit quaint by today’s standards, but the sequence is entertaining and has the desired effect in pushing the killer into action and thus revealing his guilt. Once again, Drake gets his man.

Jack September 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

My dad got me into this show after watching the Prisoner. I haven’t seen it in years but after reading some of your reviews I think I might look for it again. Thanks!

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