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Secret Agent AKA Danger Man, Set 3
Secret Agent AKA Danger Man Set 3
Actors: Peter Madden, Patrick McGoohan
Directors: Patrick McGoohan, Stuart Burge, Don Chaffey, Charles Crichton, Robert Day
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2002     6hr 56min

Much like the U.S. series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., this cool, clever cold war spy show is built on elaborate espionage shell games and diplomatic chicanery, and Patrick McGoohan's John Drake is the ingenious con man behind...  more »


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Actors: Peter Madden, Patrick McGoohan
Directors: Patrick McGoohan, Stuart Burge, Don Chaffey, Charles Crichton, Robert Day
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Classic TV, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 02/26/2002
Original Release Date: 04/03/1965
Theatrical Release Date: 04/03/1965
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 6hr 56min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

At last!
Dr. Ingrid Augustin | Vienna Austria | 05/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember watching two or three half-hour episodes of "Danger Man"as a very small child. I am cursed with a photographic memory, so Patrick McGoohan's face and style were imprinted on my mind.The first season of "Danger Man" was a huge success in the German speaking countries and I have always found it strange that the hour-long episodes were never shown here.I got the ITC tapes 10 years ago but I had given up hope to see more of this elegant series. So imagine my joy when I learned about the A&E releases.The quality of the show is amazing. It is a feast for the eyes with its beautiful black and white filming and the fashion of the Kennedy era. Furthermore I have always loved John Le Carre's books and many of the plots here come as close in complexity as scripts in a TV series can get.Even a comedy like "Have a glass of wine" is basically a clever espionage story.But of course the most important asset is Mr. McGoohan's portrayal of John Drake as a moral man trying to stick to his values despite doing an often immoral job. It is surprising how much of the drama originates in this conflict between duty and personal honour.I certainly had not expected this depth of characterisation in a cold war spy series.There are many splendid episodes in these three sets.My favourite in set one is "No marks for servility"-no other actor can convey smouldering aggressiveness like Patrick McGoohan."Whatever happened to George Foster" in set two is surprisingly modern in this era of globalisation and "Colony Three" is a nightmare with many memorable images.It is almost too sinister for my taste.Set three, the best so far, has "A man to be trusted" with lots of clever dialogue and a very sudden violent ending set in a dark rainforest with the hero in severe distress; the delightful "Have a glass of wine", poking fun at the French and featuring among other things a bicycle chase; and "You're not in any trouble" with its hint of romance.In my opinion this series is highly recommendable and I do hope that A&E release the rest of it .For me this is not a nostalgic memory but exciting and new."
Heroic, realistic
Dr. Ingrid Augustin | 04/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wonderful plots. John Drake is a genuine hero in a not-always-clear and not-always-fair world. He does his best to be true to his values. I especially like "A Man to Be Trusted" -- the plot about a third-world election is very ingenious and would apply today.Fun to watch on DVD where you can back up and slow-mo the stunts. Look at the scene where Drake turns over the dinner table in "Have a Glass of Wine" -- the actor playing the villain subtlely helps McGoohan flip the table! Many of the actors became stars and are familiar to us in British drama and comedy. But wonderful acting in even the smallest roles. I especially remember Drake's expatriot widowed landlady in "A Man to Be Trusted"Heroic and realistic, too"
Superb Spy Show
Dr. Ingrid Augustin | 03/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderful show for anyone interested in vintage spy series. The B&W filming lends an interesting quality to the episodes and seems to give the viewer a better feel for the Cold War. Some plots are straight forward, but others are as convoluted as an episode of Mission: Impossible, which came some years later.I haven't seen these episodes in years and was delighted to find them on DVD. In this set, each DVD contains 4 episodes. They're well worth the price."
Secret Agent Man DVD Set 1
Robert W. Heath | Auburn, AL USA | 02/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Secret Agent AKA Danger Man, Set 1. This is possibly
the best "spy thriller" Tv series ever produced."