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"Secret Agent" (1964) More at IMDbPro »"Danger Man" (original title), TV series 1964-1966


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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
3 April 1965 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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Cast

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Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
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Series Directed by
Don Chaffey (14 episodes, 1964-1966)
Michael Truman (10 episodes, 1964-1967)
Peter Yates (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
Quentin Lawrence (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Peter Maxwell (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Charles Crichton (2 episodes, 1964)
Patrick McGoohan (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
George Pollock (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Philip Broadley (13 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ralph Smart (13 episodes, 1964-1966)
David Stone (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Donald Jonson (6 episodes, 1964-1966)
Raymond Bowers (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
John Roddick (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Wilfred Greatorex (2 episodes, 1964)
Norman Hudis (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Ralph Smart .... executive producer (45 episodes, 1964-1966)
Sidney Cole .... producer (39 episodes, 1964-1967)
Barry Delmaine .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1964-1967)
Aida Young .... producer (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (45 episodes, 1964-1967)
Ken Hodges (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lee Doig (21 episodes, 1964-1967)
John Glen (20 episodes, 1964-1967)
 
Series Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Shampan (24 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lionel Couch (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
Seamus Flannery (2 episodes, 1965)
Albert Witherick (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... make-up (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
Patricia McDermott .... hairdressing (23 episodes, 1964-1967)
Betty Sherriff .... hairdressing (15 episodes, 1965-1967)
Connie Abel .... hairdressing (7 episodes, 1965)
Olga Angelinetta .... hairdressing (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Production Management
Barry Delmaine .... production supervisor (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1965-1967)
David Tomblin .... assistant director / second unit director (16 episodes, 1964-1966)
Gino Marotta .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1964-1965)
Peter Price .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1964-1967)
 
Series Art Department
Don Picton .... set dresser (14 episodes, 1965-1967)
Johnny Bigg Jr. .... property buyer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Sound Department
Wilfred Thompson .... sound editor (37 episodes, 1964-1967)
Jock May .... sound recordist (18 episodes, 1965-1967)
David Bowen .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Cyril Swern .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Gerry Turner .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1965)
Frank Goulding .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1965)
Allan Morrison .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bill Taylor .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Stunts
Frank Maher .... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Patrick McGoohan (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Lowin .... camera operator (45 episodes, 1964-1967)
Stephen Dade .... second unit cameraman (3 episodes, 1966)
Herbert Smith .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1964)
S.D. Onions .... second unit cameraman (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Masada Wilmot .... wardrobe (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
Andre Peters .... costumes: Miss Black / miss Barrie's clothes created by (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Edwin Astley .... director of music (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
Alan Killick .... music editor (47 episodes, 1964-1967)

P.F. Sloan .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes, 1965-1966)
Steve Barri .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ralph Smart .... series devised and edited by / series creator / ... (46 episodes, 1964-1967)
Doris Martin .... continuity (40 episodes, 1964-1966)
Wilfred Greatorex .... script editor (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Isabelle Byers .... continuity (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Josie Fulford .... continuity (2 episodes, 1967)
George Markstein .... story editor (2 episodes, 1967)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Danger Man" - UK (original title)
"Secret Agent aka Danger Man" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
49 min (47 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (seasons 1-3) | Color (season 4)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
When at home in London, Drake drives an Austin Mini Cooper S, registration number 731 HOP; although undetectable in monochrome the colour scheme was Smoke Grey/Old English White. The car was deliberately chosen as a more speedy and inconspicuous vehicle than those preferred by contemporary fictional agents like James Bond or John Steed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in "Danger Mouse" (1981)See more »

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Superb series., 9 September 2002
Author: Marko-Ramius (Marko.Ramius@verizon.net) from Plano, TX USA

Taken as a whole, "Danger Man" is one of the finest Television series of its era. Patrick McGoohan did an excellent job portraying British Intelligence Agent John Drake, providing a frankly refreshing alternative to the James Bond type character of the Spy genre.

Danger Man consisted of 4 seasons done in a somewhat unusual manner. In the first season, televised 1960-1961, John Drake is a NATO intelligence officer working for the UN in New York. There were 39 half-hour episodes filmed in black and white. The series was cancelled after this first season and it was not until 1964 that it was reprised (because of the "spy craze" of that time) for its second season. John Drake no longer works for NATO but rather for the British Government intelligence agency "M9". The shows are also now 1 hour episodes, and for seasons 2 & 3 (combined total 45 episodes) are filmed in black and white. The fourth season consists of only 2 1-hour episodes that are filmed in color (or is it "Colour" :-)?

The character of John Drake is one of a spy with morals. He doesn't use women, rarely carries a gun much less uses one, and prefers to think his way through his missions. He is no weakling however ( McGoohan is 6' 2.5") and knows how to handle himself very well in hand-to-hand fighting. He is adept at several languages and reasonably good at disguises. The gadgetry is more sparse and more believable than that found in the Bond films, with the most common spy accessories being a camera hidden in a cigarette lighter, and an electric razor that doubles as a tape recorder. He is sometimes at odds with his superiors when they request him to do things that he considers immoral or dishonorable and pays the price for doing what he sees as right.

When aired in the US, a different opening sequence and song was added. Originally the series title of "Danger Man" was going to be retained but at the last moment it was deemed that "Secret Agent" would catch a bigger share of the US audience. The famous "Secret Agent" song sung by Johnny Rivers had its refrain originally phrased for "Danger Man" but then had to be changed to "Secret Agent MAN" to work.

As of this writing, A&E Home Video has brought to DVD region 1 (USA/Canada) the first 38 episodes of Seasons 2&3. It is hoped they will pubish the remaining 7 Season 3 episodes and the 2 Season 4 episodes, and it is the personal hope of this author that the will then consider to publish the original 39 half hour episodes of Season 1.

Patrick McGoohan stopped doing Danger Man because he thought the stories had run their course and because he wanted to do his own unique project, which became the legendary series "The Prisoner". There has been ongoing rumor that a Prisoner Movie is in the make, with McGoohan having the hand at writing the script, and possibly directing and staring in a cameo role. To Patrick, your fans hope in relation to this project, that one more time we can all "Be seeing you".

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