ADVENTURES OF THE FALCON Invisible Destroyer 1954
This is the 26th episode of the 39 episode run of the 1954 to 1956 series, ADVENTURES OF THE FALCON. Film noir icon Charles McGraw headlines as Mike Waring, an agent of the U.S. Government. The series follows McGraw as he travels the world putting the kibosh on various criminals and foreign agents.
In this one, McGraw is called in to check out problems at a top secret lab. The lab, located in the Arizona desert, produces nerve gas. There has been a series of "accidents", and the government wants them sorted out before something really serious happens.
McGraw goes undercover and joins the lab staff as a lab tech. McGraw soon narrows the list of suspects down to, Sally Brophy, John Bryant, Gregory Gaye, Percy Helton, Nestor Pavia and Richard Benedict.
The suspect pool goes down by one when Pavia is knifed. Pavia blurts out that a man had planted a bomb in the nerve gas storage area before he dies. McGraw rounds up the usual suspects and locks everyone all in a room. "If the bomb goes off, we all go with it!" he tells them.
Needless to say, one of the group, Richard Benedict makes a play to escape. He is really a Commie agent there to destroy the lab. He however does not want to be killed in the bomb blast. He makes it to the hidden device and disarms it. In hot pursuit is McGraw. Guns are now pulled and a brisk exchange of lead ensues. Benedict has saved himself from the gas, but not McGraw's marksmanship. He bites the concrete with several extra holes.
The day saved, McGraw is ready for his next assignment.
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