Kraft Suspense Theatre: Season 1, Episode 20

Knight's Gambit (26 Mar. 1964)

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In Majorca,Spain the U.S. Special Envoy is investigated for accepting bribes from organized crime while in his former position of D.A. The U.S. government uses an unlikely undercover ... See full summary »

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Dorian Smith
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Anthony Griswold Knight
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Blaine Davis
Murray Matheson ...
Douglas Henderson
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Escobar
Erika Peters ...
Bijou
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Tout
Louis Mercier ...
Mr. Salonnis
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Mike Serra
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In Majorca,Spain the U.S. Special Envoy is investigated for accepting bribes from organized crime while in his former position of D.A. The U.S. government uses an unlikely undercover operative - an international playboy worth 18 million dollars. The playboy begins the search for evidence by romancing the Special Envoy's secretary. Written by dubchi

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Unsold pilot for a proposed but unrealized television series. See more »

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Wealthy amateur secret agent goes where CIA fears to tread.
17 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My local oldies TV station ran this yesterday. The opening titles called it "Crisis". I'd never heard of it. Apparently it may have been a pilot for a Bond/UNCLE/THE-CAT copycat show that was never picked up by the networks.

Smith plays Knight, who was a CIA agent until he inherited a pile and went amateur. On the sunny Mediterranean island of Majorca he tracks some deported wealthy bad guys and romances Parker hoping to pry clues out of her about her perjured Senate testimony.

Murray Matheson plays the government contact, and for some reason wears eye-patches that match whatever shirt he's wearing in the scene.

Watch for stuff that is lame to us now, but was cutting edge in '63, like photograph altering, a hidden microphone wireless transmitter, wireless receiver with mini tape recorder in the car.

Our hero is doing pretty good until one of his clever traps gets rumbled due to an unforeseen underworld hit in New York.

Pretty good high speed car chase at the end. He's driving an Aston Martin DB2/4 convertible that was 5 to 10 years old at the time of shooting. The baddies in the '63 Chrysler Imperial apparently had time to change cars after they crash through the rail, because the car that tumbles down the cliff is a '59 DeSoto; same color, I guess that's close enough for TV.


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