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"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" Number Six (1962)

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April 1962 (Season 3, Episode 1)
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". | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Ivan Desny ... Charles Valentine

Nadja Regin ... Nadia Leiven

Michael Goodliffe ... Det. Supt. Hallett
Brian Bedford ... Jimmy Gale
Joyce Blair ... Carol Clyde
Leonard Sachs ... Welland
Maxwell Shaw ... Luigi Pirani
Harold Goodwin ... Smith
John Welsh ... Assistant Commissioner
Barrie Ingham ... House Agent
Derrick Sherwin ... Det. Sgt. Walters
Malou Pantera ... Lotte
André Mikhelson ... Head Waiter
Josephine Gordon ... Mrs. Pirani
Norman Florence ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Douglas ... Cigarette Girl In Club (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Tronson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Mackie 
Edgar Wallace  story

Original Music by
Bernard Ebbinghouse 
Cinematography by
Bert Mason 
Film Editing by
Derek Holding 
Casting by
Ronnie Curtis  (as Ronald Curtis)
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
Makeup Department
Hilda Fox .... hair stylist
Michael Morris .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gordon Gilbert .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ronald Abbott .... sound recordist
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Sidney Rider .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Herbert Smith .... camera operator
Casting Department
Ronnie Curtis .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Welch .... wardrobe
Music Department
Michael Carr .... composer: theme "Man of Mystery"
Keith Papworth .... composer: song "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough"
Other crew
Marjorie Owens .... continuity

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

59 min
Sound Mix:

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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 »
Continuity: 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 EnoughSee more »


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Det. Michael Goodliffe targets Ivan Desny using an undercover agent, 18 September 2014
Author: msroz from United States

"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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