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5 October 1972 (USA) See more »
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The adventures of government agent Glenn Garth Gregory and his photographic memory. Full summary »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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Actor Sandy Kenyon Dies
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 16 March 2010, 10:02 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Laurence Luckinbill ... Glenn Garth Gregory (9 episodes, 1972-1973)

Dean Jagger ... Matthew Keller / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Series Directed by
Paul Wendkos (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Writing credits
Sam Rolfe (9 episodes, 1972-1973)

Series Produced by
James Schmerer .... producer (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Harper MacKay (1 episode, 1972)

Frank De Vol (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ben Colman (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dann Cahn (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Norton .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
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Allan Gordon .... property master (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Music Department
Isaac Hayes .... composer: theme "The Men" (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
Harper MacKay .... composer: theme music (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
 

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60 min (8 episodes)
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Unlike other umbrella series where the programs were produced under the same studio (i.e. all NBC Mystery Movies were produced by Universal Television), "The Men" segments were produced by three separate studios: "The Delphi Bureau": Warner Brothers Television. "Assignment: Vienna": MGM Television. "Jigsaw": Universal Television.See more »
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Glenn Garth Gregory:[over phone] Sybil, I have been nearly drowned, shot at, attacked by rattlesnakes. As a lesser man might remark, here's another fine mess you've gotten me into.See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A fave TV show (not to be judged on one episode), 22 August 2008
Author: SquirePM from Birmingham, Alabama

Wow! The commenter who called this show "dull" based on viewing a single episode was way off base.

This was one of the first intelligent series! It had a highbrow star, Laurence Luckenbill, who was *supposed to be* not your typical action hero. He was a genius with a photographic memory, but he had little experience in the ways of the world, the ways of spies, and certainly the nefarious ways of Bad Guys.

Not only was the concept intelligent, the execution was all that and funny, too. I remember clearly the hero getting into as much trouble as any action hero ever can, being chased around a field of crops by a guy in a harvester whose blades threatened to chew him up. He kept dodging around until finally he ended up hanging from the undercarriage, bumping along while the driver tried to figure out where he'd gone. Suddenly his perfect memory kicks in as he examines the machine from below. Technical diagrams go through his head and he sees a hydraulic line within easy reach. Aha! He can disable the threat! So he gets out his pocket knife and cuts through the rubber hose. But when he does the black liquid squirts out and gets him right in the face! Sure, he was brilliant, but he couldn't think things through with any kind of common sense.

They had a lot of fun with the concept, and Luckenbill was just the right man to star in the role. The rest of the cast and the guest stars each week, as you can see here on IMDb, reads like a who's who of the top actors of the time.

This was a first rate, light hearted TV show, and I think it helped pave the way from Dragnet and Gunsmoke to the modern era of much better programming.

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