Danger Man – The Brothers

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2019

in Television Reviews 

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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.

“The Brothers” features some old-school Bond-style spy gadgets including the recording device Drake hides in Lita’s bag (which also involves him combining a tiepin and cigarette lighter for part of the receiver). Its introduction proves vital in allowing Drake to plan for the impending deception of the Morelli brothers, even before they discover Drake is a spy. As for Lita, given the choice between being turned over with the moody and violent Morelli brothers or head off with the handsome stranger, well, there’s really no choice at all.

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