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Man in a Suitcase: Season 1: Episode 29 -- During the course of a romantic dinner, a prominent government official allows his mistress to wear a diamond brooch belonging to his wife. When she blackmails him for its return, the desperate husband calls in McGill.

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Release Date:
3 May 1968 (USA) See more »
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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... See more »
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Cast

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Richard Bradford ... McGill (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
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Series Directed by
Charles Crichton (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Duffell (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Tronson (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Freddie Francis (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Pat Jackson (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Harris (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Dennis Spooner (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stanley R. Greenberg (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Edmund Ward (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jan Read (4 episodes, 1968)
Philip Broadley (3 episodes, 1967)
Bernie Cooper (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Donald Jonson (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Kevin Laffan (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Francis Megahy (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Reed De Rouen (2 episodes, 1968)
Wilfred Greatorex (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Sidney Cole .... producer (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Barry Delmaine .... associate producer (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Original Music by
Albert Elms (5 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lionel Banes (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stephen Dade (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill Butler (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Alan Killick (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Glen (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Production Design by
William Kellner (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Makeup Department
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist / makeup artist (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sylvia Croft .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
Blanche Arden .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager / unit manager (22 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bert Pearl .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Richard Kilburn .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Glen .... second unit director (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
Mike Higgins .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Art Department
Freda Pearson .... set dresser (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Helen Thomas .... set dresser (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Taylor .... sound editor (21 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jock May .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Roy Lafbery .... sound editor (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bill Creed .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1968)
Stan Fiferman .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1967)

Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Roy Vincente .... stunt arranger (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Rick Lester .... stunts (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Massy-Collier .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Lowin .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
S.D. Onions .... photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kay Gilbert .... wardrobe (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Hilda Geerdts .... wardrobe (10 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Music Department
Albert Elms .... musical director (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ron Grainer .... composer: theme music / composer: title music / ... (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Alan Willis .... music editor (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Other crew
Stanley R. Greenberg .... executive story consultant (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Susanna Merry .... continuity (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jan Read .... script editor (6 episodes, 1968)
Lorely Farley .... continuity (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Kay Mander .... continuity (3 episodes, 1968)
 

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UK:49 min (30 episodes) | USA:60 min
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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 »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
McGill's Car, 2 January 2006
Author: Martin-Smith-3 from United Kingdom

McGill mostly drove a Hillman Imp (green and red), but was so cool that he could do that and not appear bland. I think it's a huge credit to the producers that they chose an Imp for McGill. A flashier car would have detracted from his character a great deal.

My very first car was a 1966 Hillman Imp and I felt really cool in it too.

The other thing I liked about Lew Grade's 1960s TV series is that the main characters - except The Saint - usually drove British cars, which for me made them more real.

According to an interview I saw recently with Johnny Goodman (production manager on The Baron) no British manufacturer would donate a car for Simon Templar - not even Jaguar. Hence that VOLVO P1800, which started moving out of showrooms real fast shortly after its film debut.

Obviously British car manufacturers in the 1960s weren't as clued up about how this kind of product placement could do wonders for their sales figures.

I have recently seen all the episodes of Man in a Suitcase again and I must say that they look as hip today as when I first saw them in 1967 as a boy of ten on black and white TV. In fact - they look even fresher in colour.

There's no doubt that Man in a Suitcase was/is a true classic.

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