Danger Man – The Relaxed Informer

by Alan Rapp on June 11, 2019

in Television Reviews 

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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.

“The Relaxed Informer” features some nice twists and turns beginning with the elaborate deception for Drake to get his hands on the recording and ending with Drake uncovering that a local commune leader has been hypnotizing Ruth without her knowledge in order to obtain valuable information. Although her thickness of her accent seems to come and go, Redmond does well here as a guilty woman who can only protest as she is, as far as she knows, completely innocent of the charges against her. Bringing the cavalry with fireworks (quite literally), Drake is able to hold his own with the commune’s thugs until the reinforcements get there bringing the sordid affair to an end.

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