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Release Date:
11 September 1960 (UK) See more »
Plot:
John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace... See more »
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Cast

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Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
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Series Directed by
Charles Frend (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Peter Graham Scott (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
Michael Truman (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Terry Bishop (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Seth Holt (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ralph Smart (2 episodes, 1960)
Anthony Bushell (2 episodes, 1961)
Clive Donner (2 episodes, 1961)
C.M. Pennington-Richards (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Ralph Smart (27 episodes, 1960-1961)
Brian Clemens (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Roddick (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jo Eisinger (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ian Stuart Black (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marc Brandel (3 episodes, 1961)
Robert Banks Stewart (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jack Whittingham (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Series Produced by
Ralph Smart .... producer (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
Aida Young .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ian Stuart Black .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Original Music by
Edwin Astley (25 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (38 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Derek Chambers (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
David Hawkins (15 episodes, 1960-1961)
Peter Pitt (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Casting by
Harry Fine (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Frank White (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Production Management
Douglas Twiddy .... production manager (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
Aida Young .... production supervisor (16 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tomblin .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Schlesinger .... second unit director (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Art Department
Michael White .... draughtsman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Frank Maher .... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Patrick McGoohan (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Music Department
Edwin Astley .... musical director (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Other crew
Ralph Smart .... devised by / series devised by (27 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Thanks
Clough Williams-Ellis .... special acknowledgment: location (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
 

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Runtime:
24 min (39 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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In the series' opening title sequence, the shot of Washington is a composite of the Washington Capitol in the background and the Castrol Building - complete with London Bus stop - in the Marylebone Road, London as the foreground. This building is now the residential Marathon House having been converted from offices to flats in 1998.See more »
Quotes:
John Drake:[Opening titles narration] Every government has its Secret Service branch: America, CIA; France, Deuxieme Bureau; England, MI5. NATO also has its own. A messy job? Well that's when they usually call on me, or someone like me. Oh yes: my name is Drake. John Drake.See more »
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Well worth your time., 26 October 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The pedigree for "Danger Man" is a bit confusing. So, I'll try to make sense of it. The show was on for one season and each episode lasted about 23 minutes. Three years later, an hour-long series was created and was called "The Secret Agent"--with Patrick McGoohan once again playing an international 'fixer', John Drake. Then, after this series ended, McGoohan made "The Prisoner"--a show which MIGHT be a sequel to "The Secret Agent"...or it might not. This is because McGoohan's character is not referred to by name...he's just called Number 6. And, you aren't sure whether or not it's meant as a follow-up or not--and I can only assume that the television folks deliberately kept it vague.

"Danger Man" begins oddly. It explains that John Drake is a sort of international agent--a guy who goes on special assignments for many NATO nations. His nationality is a bit vague and this works reasonably well since McGoohan has an American/Irish/British background, though they seem to imply he's from New England (but the accent clearly ISN'T). Each episode is set in a different locale around the world and, amazingly, the show is wrapped up in about 23 minutes. The show is very well written and interesting--and McGoohan is excellent. The only serious complaint is that the shows sometimes were too hasty and many would have benefited from an hour-long format--something they would get with "The Secret Agent". Well worth seeing and a clever show. Even the sub-par episodes are good--making it at least more consistent than "The Prisoner".

A few final observations. The DVD copy is just fine but there really are no special features or captions. Also, as an American born and raised in the Washington, DC area, the introduction makes me laugh. That's because a HUGE office building is superimposed next to the US capitol building. There IS no building this size or that looks remotely like this in DC--now or then. Very strict building codes in the city prevent such monstrosities in the District.

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