During World War II, a wealthy Canadian uses his own money to help the Allies form an espionage network.






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Series cast summary:
 Sir William Stephenson (3 episodes, 1979)
 Evan Michaelian (3 episodes, 1979)
 Madelaine (3 episodes, 1979)
Paul Harding ...
 Colonel Juergen (3 episodes, 1979)
 Sister Luke (3 episodes, 1979)
Peter Gilmore ...
 Gubbins (3 episodes, 1979)
 Mrs. Wainwright (3 episodes, 1979)
 Winston Churchill (3 episodes, 1979)
 Alexander Korda (3 episodes, 1979)
 Cynthia (3 episodes, 1979)
 Anna (3 episodes, 1979)
Belinda Mayne ...
 Deidra, girl on steps (3 episodes, 1979)
Larry Reynolds ...
 Nils Bohr (3 episodes, 1979)
Joseph Golland ...
 Albert Einstein (3 episodes, 1979)
Chris Wiggins ...
 Heisenberg (3 episodes, 1979)
 Bill Donovan (3 episodes, 1979)
Ken James ...
 J. Edgar Hoover (3 episodes, 1979)
 Willoughby (3 episodes, 1979)
 Newsvendor (3 episodes, 1979)
 Jump Master (3 episodes, 1979)
Colin Fox ...
 Acker (3 episodes, 1979)
Leon Greene ...
 Czech Resistance Leader (3 episodes, 1979)
Brian Stirner ...
 Ernst Mueller (3 episodes, 1979)
Edward Dentith ...
 Mr. Pointdexter (3 episodes, 1979)
Paul Shelley ...
 Bo (3 episodes, 1979)
David King
(3 episodes, 1979)
Joe Dunlop
(3 episodes, 1979)
John Quentin
(3 episodes, 1979)
Sue Vanner
(3 episodes, 1979)
Spencer Banks
(3 episodes, 1979)
Jack McKenzie ...
 2nd Clerck (3 episodes, 1979)
Judy Wiles
(3 episodes, 1979)
William Greaves
(3 episodes, 1979)
Adrian Gibbs
(3 episodes, 1979)
Roger Owen
(3 episodes, 1979)
Tony Stephens
(3 episodes, 1979)
Chris Jenkinson
(3 episodes, 1979)
Marianne Stone ...
 Woman with Pistol (3 episodes, 1979)
Lincoln Wright
(3 episodes, 1979)
John Alkin ...
 Pilot of Moon Plane (3 episodes, 1979)
Ian De Voy ...
 Customs Officer (3 episodes, 1979)
 Ingrid (3 episodes, 1979)
 William Donovan (3 episodes, 1979)
Dick Grant ...
 Embassy Guard (3 episodes, 1979)
 Maitre'd (3 episodes, 1979)
Andrew Semple ...
 Swedish Navy Officer (3 episodes, 1979)
George Waring ...
 German Naval Officer (3 episodes, 1979)


A Man Called Intrepid tells for the first time the full story of British Security Co-ordination, the international allied intelligence agency of World War 2 whose work has been a closely guarded secret for the past sixty years. Accounts include top level wartime undercover operations including the breaking of the German Enigma code and the race for the atomic bomb. It is a gripping true story of extraordinary personal heroism and sacrifice in the face of war. Written by mahajanssen

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Release Date:

20 May 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un hombre llamado intrépido  »

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Box Office


CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)

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(theatrical) | (Feature film)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Michael York's character in this film/mini-series, Evan Michaelian, is the only completely fictional character. See more »

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Beare History Buffs
19 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful mini-series about a lesser known part of World War II, and a man who contributed to the creation of Office Of Strategic Services (later to become Central Intelligence Agency).

This shows the "true" story of the training and preparation of spies and saboteurs for work in France. They were recruited and then shipped to Ontario, Canada to a secret base called Camp X near the great lakes. There they were given in depth training for missions behind enemy lines.

While the novel "A Man Called Intrepid" was a ground-breaking work in its time, later researchers have taken away a lot of its credibility.

I remember watching this mini-series in its original broadcast and loving it. Sir David Niven brought a certain class to the project, though he has almost nothing in common with the real William Stephenson.

Barbara Hershey was stunning and heroic.

Paul Harding was mesmerizing as the German torturer. I will always remember his request for a prisoner to kneel before the firing squad. Before the defiance of his "charge" he explains. "It is not symbolic, merely efficient". And with one line is summed up the brutality of the Nazi regime.

Catch it if you can on DVD or re-broadcast on the history channel.

try rarewarfilms.com as this was never officially made available.

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