Friday, December 14, 2007

Secret Agent Aka Danger Man

Secret Agent Aka Danger Man
Before there was the Prisoner, there was Secret Agent American audiences welcomed handsome secret agent John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) into their homes when CBS ran the unique spy series known as Secret Agent (originally titled Danger Man in the U.K.) in 1965. Drake was a moral secret agent, using brains instead of guns to get the job done. The show was also the epitome of cool, with its now famous theme song (Secret Agent Man, sung by the indomitable Johnny Rivers) reaching No. 3 on the Pop Charts. Now, for the first time ever, A&E Home Video presents the rarely seen classic episodes of this exciting international spy thriller, digitally restored for the best possible viewing experience. All episodes are complete and uncut, and are presented in their original CBS broadcast order. Six complete black and white episodes: The Battle Of The Cameras Assigned to the French Riviera, M9 agent John Drake poses as wealthy playboy gambler Peter Simons to gain the trust of the mysterious secrets-peddler Mr. Kent (Niall MacGinnis) and his associates. The beautiful Martine (Dawn Addams) and martial-arts expert Genicot (Frederick Bartman) keep Drake on his toes, but when his cover is secretly blown, a fatal trap is set. A Room In The Basement After seeing her husband kidnapped, the wife (Jane Merrow) of a fellow-agent appeals to Drake for help. The victim is being held in an eastern European Embassy in Geneva, but the Embassy denies all knowledge of the incident. No official diplomatic action can be taken, so Drake gathers together friends who decide to take matters into their own hands. Fair Exchange A British agent (Lelia Goldoni), who was captured and tortured in East Germany, discharges herself from the rehabilitation hospital in London and returns to kill the man who tortured her, now a high-ranking public official. John Drake, posing as her husband, follows her trail to Europe. Fish On The Hook The controller of a network of British agents in the Middle East, known in London only as The Fish, is in danger of being exposed. John Drake is sent to Egypt to bring the controller back to London - but first he has to discover Fish's identity! No Marks For Servility An arrogant and ill-mannered international swindler rents a villa in Rome and takes an instant disliking to the gentleman's gentleman there - butler John Drake. The open hostility between the two men tests Drake's self-discipline to the utmost as he investigates his new master's shady activities. Yesterday's Enemies A former British agent (Peter Copely) appears to have set up his own network of double-agents in Lebanon and Drake's mission is to find out who Brett's contacts are, and who runs the organization. Drake exposes the entire scheme but is shocked and appalled at the deadly consequences.

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