The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Season 3, Episode 1

Number Six (1962)

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An international criminal arrives in London, and a detective is anxious to pin something on him for some unprovable murders of former lovers. The villain starts to suspect servants and henchmen of being a police spy known as "Number Six".



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Episode cast overview:
Ivan Desny ...
Charles Valentine
Nadja Regin ...
Nadia Leiven
Det. Supt. Hallett
Brian Bedford ...
Jimmy Gale
Joyce Blair ...
Carol Clyde
Leonard Sachs ...
Maxwell Shaw ...
Luigi Pirani
Harold Goodwin ...
John Welsh ...
Assistant Commissioner
Barrie Ingham ...
House Agent
Derrick Sherwin ...
Det. Sgt. Walters
Malou Pantera ...
André Mikhelson ...
Head Waiter
Josephine Gordon ...
Mrs. Pirani
Norman Florence ...


An international criminal arrives in London, and a detective is anxious to pin something on him for some unprovable murders of former lovers. The villain starts to suspect servants and henchmen of being a police spy known as "Number Six".

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One of a series of second feature films based on Edgar Wallace novels, released between 1960 and 1965 in British cinemas. The films were later sold to American TV and screened there as The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960). See more »


When Valentine goes to see Carol's nightclub act, another member of the audience is in two places at once: as he enters the club, Valentine passes a man sitting at a table at the foot of the stairs; the same man then appears behind Valentine's shoulder as he is sitting looking at the stage, where a long-shot of the scene shows a blonde woman. See more »


A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough
Written by Keith Papworth
Sung by Joyce Blair
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Det. Michael Goodliffe targets Ivan Desny using an undercover agent
18 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Number Six" refers to Scotland Yard's code name for its undercover agent. Ivan Desny plays a criminal suspected of bilking women out of their money and killing them, but there's no evidence against him. He's shrewd and unsmiling for the most part. Det. Michael Goodliffe and Desny spar and Desny knows there is an agent in his life, but neither he nor we know who it is until the very end. We are kept guessing, and so is he.

This entry in the series is very good indeed with Desny trying to bilk rich Nadja Regin while dealing with the suspected number six. Goodliffe applies psychological pressure but does little else. Along the way, we are treated to a good jazzy song (and part of a not so good novelty song) by Joyce Blair. She also dances. Between her and Ms. Regin, we are treated to some very attractive feminine beauty. There are also at least three other bad guys, with varying shades of criminality, in the story.

Desny had a long career and I've surely seem him in other movies, but he's the kind of character actor whose face is not that memorable unless you make a point of remembering him. Regin had notable roles in some early James Bond films. Goodliffe is very well known. He had substantial parts in "Sink the Bismarck" and other major movies like "A Night to Remember".

I am liking this series a lot. It has good stories, not at all boring, handled smoothly by good actors.

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