Browsing the archives for the Television category

Rogue Male (1976)

Country: United Kingdom Director: Clive Donner Starring: Peter O’Toole, John Standing, Alastair Sim, Harold Pinter, Michael Byrne, Mark McManus, Ray Smith Music: Chris Gunning Based on the novel by Geoffrey Household This version of Rogue Male is allegedly a birthday present from Peter O’Toole, to his wife, Sian, based on her favourite novel. I must […]

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Song Bird (2003)

Country: United States Director: Jonathan Winfrey Starring: Stacy Keach, Moira Walley, Shannon Whirry, Frank Stallone, Peter Jason, Kent Williams, Jack Sheldon Music: Based on characters created by Mickey Spillane Song Bird is one of Stacy Keach’s later efforts as Mike Hammer. It was made after he’d got out of the Big House, after doing a […]

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Beautiful, Blue and Deadly (1958)

Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer: TV series (1958-1960) Country: United States Director: Boris Sagal Starring: Darren McGavin, Nita Talbot, Bart Burns, Robert Ellenstein, Tom Brown, Berry Kroeger This incarnation of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer television series, ran for 78 episodes from 1958 till 1960. Of course, Stacey Keach starred in a series of the same name […]

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Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)

Release Year: 1973 Director: Samuel Fuller Starring: Glenn Corbett, Christa Lang, Anton Diffring, Eric P. Caspar, William Ray, Anthony Chinn Writer: Samuel Fuller Editor: Liesgret Schmitt-Klink Cinematographer: Jerzy Lipman Music: Irmin Schmidt Producer: Joachim von Mengershausen Original Title: Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße Out of all the films directed by Samuel Fuller over his long […]

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Deadlier Than the Male

In the 1960s the world was changing. With the Women’s Liberation movement and the sexual revolution, women became more than damsels in distress that had to be rescued by stereotypical men of action in spy stories. Women could be secret agents in their own right, every bit the equal to a James Bond or a […]

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Mission Impossible: Recovery (1967)

Country: United States Director: Robert Totten Starring: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Bradford Dillman, Emile Genst, Peter Coe, Peter Hellmann Theme: Lalo Schifrin Music: Jerry Fielding Recovery is the last episode from Season Two of Mission: Impossible and it features Bradford Dillman as a brilliant American scientist who has defected […]

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Field Reports: 1

After months of delays, I am finally moving house, and will be off air for a short while (not too long I hope). But for spy fans, there is still many great resources on the net. • There’s a nice review from Todd at 4DK of the Eurospy flick Scorpions and Miniskirts (AKA: Death on […]

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Covert Affairs: South Bound Suarez (2010)

Director: John T. Kretchmer Starring: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Michael Steger, Lana Parrilla, Julian Acosta Music: Christopher Tyng South Bound Suarez (notice the ‘Led Zep’ titles?) is the third episode in the Covert Affairs television series, and easily the weakest of the series so far. The underlying story arc that is […]

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Covert Affairs: Walter’s Walk (2010)

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá Starring: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Sendhil Ramamurthyy, Anne Dudek, Peter Gallagher, Steven Brand, Rya Kihlstedt Music: Christopher Tyng Walter’s Walk is the second episode in the Covert Affairs television series, and the first to feature a Led Zepplin song title as the episode title. This episode begins with a […]

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Covert Affairs: Pilot (2010)

Director: Tim Matheson Starring: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Eric Lively, Anne Dudek, Peter Gallagher, George Tchortov, Eion Bailey, Emmanuelle Vaugier Music: Christopher Tyng Covert Affairs is the latest spy series to go to air, and the general consensus appears to be that the show is extremely enjoyable. But already quite a few people […]

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