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Prime Time TV From the Early Days: Mr. and Mrs, North and Dangerous
Prime Time TV From the Early Days Mr and Mrs North and Dangerous
Actors: Lionel Murton, Ivan Craig
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
NR     2003     3hr 0min

Prime Time TV From the Early Days: Mr. and Mrs, North and Dangerous [DVD] (2003)

     

Movie Details

Actors: Lionel Murton, Ivan Craig
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family, Kids & Family
Studio: Nostalgia Ventures
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 04/29/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

Two forgotten television shows from the Fifties
Robert Huggins | Suburban Philadelphia, PA United States | 10/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those who want to revisit or learn more about the early days of television, Nostalgia Ventures' "Prime Time TV from the Early Days" series is a wonderful starting place with a variety of television shows from the 1950s on DVD.Here we have two largely forgotten shows that began broadcasts in 1952. Of the two, I enjoyed "Mr. & Mrs. North" moreso than "Dangerous Assignment." "Mr. & Mrs. North" features two appealing leads in Richard Denning and Barbara Britton as a husband and wife crime solving team, with Francis DeSales as the police detective who always seems to be a step behind. For a crime show, it's kept fairly light and succeeds mainly on the strengths of Denning and Britton who have good comedic on-screen chemistry."Dangerous Assignment" features tough guy Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, possibly television's first secret agent (and certainly pre-dating "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."). Donlevy's pretty good but the show suffers from its seemingly miniscule budget . . . it's very "stage bound" and is generally predictable in its outcomes, largely due to the small number of actors appearing in each episode.While not perfect, the prints utilized for this two-DVD set are certainly acceptable, given the age of the broadcasts. Nostalgia Ventures is one of the few companies (some others include Navarre and the Falcon Pictures Group) that are releasing episodes from some lesser known television shows from the 1950s on DVD. Here's hoping that these releases sell well so that we may see even more shows from the "Golden Age of Television.""