The Avengers: Season 5, Episode 2

The Fear Merchants (27 Jan. 1967)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 98 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

The executives of several ceramics companies are being driven crazy or killed by fear. The trail leads to a consulting company with some unusual techniques for helping their clients beat their competition.

Director:

Writer:

(teleplay)
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7663 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 17 titles
created 14 May 2012
 
a list of 71 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 2340 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 2095 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fear Merchants (27 Jan 1967)

The Fear Merchants (27 Jan 1967) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Avengers.
« Previous Episode | 106 of 161 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Patrick Cargill ...
Pemberton
Brian Wilde ...
Jeremy Raven
Annette Carell ...
Dr. Voss
Garfield Morgan ...
Gilbert
Andrew Keir ...
Crawley
Jeremy Burnham ...
Gordon White
Edward Burnham ...
Richard Meadows
Bernard Horsfall ...
Martin Fox
Ruth Trouncer ...
Dr. Hill
Declan Mulholland ...
Saunders
Philip Ross ...
Hospital Attendant
Edit

Storyline

The executives of several ceramics companies are being driven crazy or killed by fear. The trail leads to a consulting company with some unusual techniques for helping their clients beat their competition.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Patrick Cargill and Andrew Keir
13 March 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Fear Merchants" is an example of a story whose predictability is part of the fun. Patrick Cargill, back from "The Murder Market," again makes a marvelous villain, Pemberton, running an outfit designed to eliminate your competition for 50% of your increased profits, using both physical and psychological methods. Learning the strengths and weaknesses of their victims, they are able to reduce them to imbeciles (but not kill them), a truly sadistic scheme. Even Steed cannot fool them because their lie detecting chair reveals him to be a spy that must be eliminated. Appearing briefly as Crawley, the victim who fears great speeds, was Hammer stalwart Andrew Keir, making the first of two episodes (the other being "Get-A-Way!"). Keir had lent his distinguished presence to such titles as "The Pirates of Blood River" (1961), "The Devil-Ship Pirates" (1963), "Dracula-Prince of Darkness" (1965, all three with Christopher Lee), "The Viking Queen" (1967), "Quatermass and the Pit" (also 1967), "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb" (1971), and even Hammer's last, 1978's "The Lady Vanishes" (plus 1966's "Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D." with Peter Cushing, and 1970's "The Night Visitor" with Trevor Howard and Rupert Davies). Other AVENGERS veterans present include Garfield Morgan ("Game" and "Take-Over"), Jeremy Burnham ("The Town of No Return" and "The Forget-Me-Knot"), Bernard Horsfall ("The Cybernauts" and "They Keep Killing Steed"), and Edward Burnham ("Thingumajig").


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Could this show be Revived. leonglapgong
Macnee was to be Bond--would it have worked? autour
Tara King favorite episodes chongajuly
Honor Blackman chongajuly
Mrs.Peel's clothes ohmydog
When are the Avengers Being Re-Released on DVD? madstrecker
Discuss The Fear Merchants (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?