The Avengers: Season 3, Episode 14

Dressed to Kill (28 Dec. 1963)

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All of the country's early warning systems bar one go off, mistakenly suggesting a nuclear attack. When land is about to be sold, adjacent to the one that was not sounded, interested buyers... See full summary »

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All of the country's early warning systems bar one go off, mistakenly suggesting a nuclear attack. When land is about to be sold, adjacent to the one that was not sounded, interested buyers are invited to a fancy dress party on board a train. Steed, dressed as a gambler, and Mrs. Gale, a monk - and later a highwaywoman - join the party, where they meet the likes of Robin Hood and Napoleon Bonaparte and have to decide which one is a killer and why? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Everyone is dressed in fancy costumes to celebrate New Year's Eve, and Honor Blackman as Cathy addresses Anneke Wills wearing a pussy cat outfit as "Pussy"; a year later Sean Connery's James Bond was calling Honor "Pussy" in her classic role as Pussy Galore in Ian Fleming's Goldfinger (1964). See more »

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Steed looks at his watch and starts the five second count down to New Years, as we look at his watch as well, it clearly shows the time as 11:59:10pm. Steed and the party clearly celebrated New Years' 45 seconds early. See more »

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Catherine Gale: [after Steed's failed seduction of Jane] So much for the homme fatale.
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Referenced in Girls! Girls! Girls! The 1960s (2009) See more »

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Strangers on a Train or New Year's Evil
27 January 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Dressed to Kill" was one of the last great Cathy Gale episodes, scripted in exciting fashion by Brian Clemens, soon to perform double duty as writer-producer for the next season with Diana Rigg. Steed is among seven people gathered together on a train for a New Year's Eve party, all dressed in different costumes, who become stranded at an abandoned railway station, targeted for their various plots of land near an early-warning radar facility. Many later episodes would borrow elements from this story, particularly "The Superlative Seven," whose twists and turns actually surpass those found here. Among the superlative cast, Richard Leech had previously appeared in "Traitor in Zebra," and Frank Maher had done "November Five," while John Junkin (soon to appear opposite The Beatles in 1964's "A Hard Day's Night") went on to do "Never, Never Say Die." Even with Leonard Rossiter and Alexander Davion also on hand, it's Anneke Wills ("The 50,000 Breakfast") who steals every scene as the Pussy Cat, complete with adorable ears and attractive tail, understandably taking an instant liking to Steed's cowboy garb ("careful, you'll make me purr!"), leading to a 'High Noon' showdown on the platform, with a little bit of help from a disguised Mrs. Gale, wielding a six shooter of her own. Lovely blonde Anneke Wills would soon marry future AVENGERS villain Michael Gough, lasting from 1965-1979.


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