McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded him everywhere he goes. To make ends meet he takes odd and intriguing "private eye" type jobs all over Europe, all the while trying to clear his name. Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
McGill's pistol, in almost all of the episodes, is a Smith & Wesson 39. The 39 was designed in hopes of being a replacement for the U.S. Army's Colt 1911 during Service Pistol Trials held in 1954. The S&W 39 is a 9mm double action semi-automatic, while the Colt 1911 is a .45 single action semi-automatic. While the Army decided to stick with the Colt, some U.S. Special Forces in the Vietnam War carried the S&W 39. So conceivably McGill may have trained with the weapon and been issued one by "American Intelligence" before he was scapegoated out. See more »
Back in the 60's it was common for UK produced action adventure shows to feature an American leading man.The excuse was that this policy helped to sell the shows internationally but I suspect that the real reason was that then as now producers could not find a British leading man who looked as though he could punch his way out of a paper bag. Richard Bradford as hard as nails investigator McGill in MAN IN A SUITCASE looked and sounded like he could punch his way out of an iron bag and punch his way through this super enjoyable show he did in every episode.McGill took his beatings manfully as well and I have rarely seen an actor so convincing at portraying the after effects of being the victim of a beating.Shortly before filming this series Bradford had appeared with Marlon Brando in THE CHASE and seemed to have picked up some of that actor's mannerisms and verbal inflections.This did not detract from his McGill persona however,on the contrary,it added an extra dimension to it. In SWEET SUE,one of the best episodes,a villain refers to McGill as "the last of the bare-fisted heroes" and perhaps he was.No high-kicking martial arts shenanigans from McGill;his fists did the talking and most eloquently at that.A shame that the exciting and evocative theme music was purloined by the arrogant and self-seeking TV presenter Chris Evans for one of his lame shows in the 90s.
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