The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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Living in Harmony 

Number 6 finds himself in the middle of a wild west version of his imprisonment.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Kanner ...
The Kid
David Bauer ...
The Judge / Number Two
Gordon Tanner ...
Town Elder
Gordon Sterne ...
Michael Balfour ...
Larry Taylor ...
Mexican Sam
Monti DeLyle ...
Town Dignitary (as Monti De Lyle)
Douglas Jones ...
Horse Dealer
Bill Nick ...
First Gunman
Leslie Crawford ...
Second Gunman (as Les Crawford)
Frank Maher ...
Third Gunman
Max Faulkner ...
First Horseman
Bill Cummings ...
Second Horseman


Number Six finds himself in a western town called Harmony,which is run by the Judge, with the Kid,a young gunslinger, as his murderous assistant. The Prisoner would appear to have been the town sheriff,who resigned and refused to carry a gun. The Kid leads the townsfolk in an outbreak of killing with Kathy, a saloon girl befriended by Number Six, as one of the victims. This persuades Number Six to take up arms but then finds that he has been enacting a role play in the village to make him more disposed to killing and the Judge is yet another Number Two. The result ends in tragedy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

14 January 1968 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Patrick McGoohan had a bit of fun with Alexis Kanner prior to filming this episode by sending him a typewritten message from Hollywood, where he was filming Ice Station Zebra (1968). The note read simply "I am taking quick-draw lessons from Sammy Davis Jr. and Steve McQueen. Patrick." Kanner immediately started practicing himself, and a great deal of money was wagered on the side by the crew and stuntmen as to who would be faster on the draw on the day the shoot-out was filmed. The two stars reportedly watched the scene frame-by-frame to settle the debate, determining that Kanner beat McGoohan to the draw in the take used in the episode. Owners of the DVD can confirm Kanner's greater speed independently. See more »


If Kathy has enough breath to give a rather easy and wordy good-bye, considering she was just strangled, she would not have died. See more »


[first lines]
Mexican Sam: Welcome to Harmony, stranger.
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9 June 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Number six(Patrick McGoohan) now finds himself a wandering gunfighter who arrives in the town of Harmony under the thumb of a corrupt judge who uses his wild-eyed assistant called the Kid(played by Alexis Kanner) to enforce his will, which calls for forcing the gunfighter to strap on his guns and work for him, something he refuses to do, and is bullied and beaten as a result, but ends up using his guns again to come to the aid of a saloon girl called Kathy(played by Valerie French) when she is threatened by the Kid, but of course things are not really as they some ways. Surprisingly fine episode makes excellent use of its western setting using it as an effective parable against the village, even if the outcome is about what you expect, though with a melancholy twist.

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