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1
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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together... See more »
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Tony Curtis: 1925 - 2010
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'King Kong' Named Best Movie of 2005
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Roger Moore's Daughter Wins Bond Girl Role
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Cast

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Tony Curtis ... Danny Wilde / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)

Roger Moore ... Lord Brett Sinclair / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Laurence Naismith ... Judge Fulton (11 episodes, 1971-1972)
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Series Directed by
Leslie Norman (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Roy Ward Baker (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Basil Dearden (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Val Guest (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Sidney Hayers (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Roger Moore (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Writing credits
Terry Nation (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Brian Clemens (3 episodes, 1971)
Tony Barwick (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Donald James (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Pertwee (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Robert S. Baker .... producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Terry Nation .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Original Music by
Ken Thorne (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Lindup (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Spratling (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bert Rule (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Peter Pitt (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Derek Chambers (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Art Direction by
Harry Pottle (18 episodes, 1971-1972)
Charles Bishop (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mike Jones .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Production Management
Malcolm J. Christopher .... production manager (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Johnny Goodman .... executive in charge of production (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Price .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1971-1972)
Frank Ernst .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Art Department
Wally Hill .... props (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ken Tait .... set dresser (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ted Karnon .... dubbing mixer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jim Sibley .... dubbing editor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Stunts
Cliff Diggins .... stunt double: Michael Martin / stunt double: Patrick Jordan (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Devis .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Brian Ellis .... focus puller (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arthur Lemming .... assistant camera (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Briggs .... wardrobe supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Music Department
John Barry .... composer: theme music (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Kirshner .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ken Thorne .... conductor (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Lindup .... conductor (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Other crew
Robert S. Baker .... deviser (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Doris Martin .... continuity (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Roger Moore .... clothes: Lord Sinclair (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Terry Nation .... story consultant (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arnold Ross .... location manager (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ann M. Paterson .... production secretary (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
Milton S. Gelman .... co-story consultant (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Walter Black .... co-story consultant (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Julie Leighton-White .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 

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Throughout the series, Tony Curtis' character Danny Wilde is almost always seen wearing gloves. According to DVD commentary, this was a gimmick developed by Curtis to make his character unusual, and therefore create some buzz for the series.See more »
Quotes:
[Brett's Uncle Angus has just been squashed flat by a falling courtyard door, the latest in a string of murders of Brett's relatives]
Kate:Poor Uncle Angus. Meanest man I ever met. Probably worth millions.
Danny Wilde:Imagine. All that money and he died flat.
Lord Brett Sinclair:Well, uh, as someone once said, "To lose one relative is misfortune. To lose two is carelessness."
Kate:Oscar Wilde.
Lord Brett Sinclair:Thank you. But I have lost six. Which is absolute, downright negligence!
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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The opening credits made this show, 25 May 2001
Author: Silasss from London, England

This is one TV show in which the opening credit sequence was even better than the actual programme. To begin with, John Barry's theme music is still one of the best ever written for a TV show - a few years ago I heard it for the first time in nearly 20 years, and I absolutely stopped in my tracks! SO evocative. Then the montage, which begins by using images to tell the respective stories of the two main characters - Lord Brett Sinclair with his inherited wealth, his City career, an English sporting gentleman, a Formula One racing driver (long zoom shot of racing cars straight from the Golden Age of Grands Prix); Danny Wilde starting in poverty on the Lower East side in New York, but soon becoming an oil magnate (newspaper shot of a ... *gasp* ... nine MILLION dollar deal!). Then the next sequence shows the two of them having a great time in various exotic European locations ... champagne bubbles, jewellery put round exquisite necks, gorgeous cars, water-skiing, power boat racing, beautiful women in bikinis, and a roulette wheel. Everything you need to know about the programme, including the strong friendship between the leads, is to be found in this magnificent one-minute sequence.

I'm sorry to read that impression for foreign translations of the show was that the original did not contrast witty dialogue with tense situations - because that's exactly what the original show did do. Anyway, this was never a show for worrying about what the plot was this week - it was a show for basking in the wonderful locations, the beautiful cars, the witty lines and the sexual banter. (Needless to say, both the main characters were depicted as irresistible to women).

For those in the UK who think it has gone away for ever, Granada Plus have recently reshown the whole series twice a day, and I've no doubt they will do so again. Also, I believe the shows are now available on video.

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