Patrick Laurence, a wealthy, wheelchair-bound man, has access to top-secret documents. Therefore when his daughter goes missing, Drake fears the kidnappers are after more than just money. ...
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Patrick Laurence, a wealthy, wheelchair-bound man, has access to top-secret documents. Therefore when his daughter goes missing, Drake fears the kidnappers are after more than just money. He meets with Laurence and discovers he is planning to meet the crooks' demands. Drake knows that giving them what they want will be no guarantee of the daughter's safety, and after persuading Laurence to let him help, disguises himself as the wealthy cripple for a visit to the criminal's hideout. Written by
Patrick Laurence (Sam Wanamaker) is a wealthy man with access to top secret government projects. When his daughter is kidnapped, Drake (Patrick McGoohan) wonders if maybe the criminals don't want money but access to some of these top secret plans. Laurence isn't very cooperative so he handles this in an unusual way--he pretends to be the nasty and wheelchair-bound millionaire.
In addition to Wanamaker, another interesting guest in this one is Patrick Troughton--who later gained fame by playing the second Dr. Who (the one that looked a lot like Moe from the Three Stooges).
I liked this episode because although Laurence was crusty and annoying, seeing Drake pretending to be Laurence was hilarious. He was not only nastier but really dealt well with these criminals. Well worth seeing and, for once, kind of funny.
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