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2.12 - Death of a Great Dane

 
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Darren
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: 2.12 - Death of a Great Dane Reply with quote

Written by Roger Marshall & Jeremy Scott
Directed by Peter Hammond
Production completed: 18 October 1962

Starring Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman
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Frankymole
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My review:

http://www.theavengers.tv/forever/gale1-8vr.htm#2

I won't compare this to its remake, The 50,000 Breakfast. How does it stand as part of Season 2?

The Avenged?: Miller, the comatose chap who had the diamonds in his stomach seems to be awake seconds before being strangled. He must have been running the joke shop at the same time he was working for Litoff and Getz, if the scam has been running for only six weeks.

Diabolical Masterminds?: Frederick Jaeger is magnetic as Getz. Looks rather like a young Robert Donat. His accomplices are more than just dupes, abhorring murder. John Laurie as Sir James makes the wine-tasting scene immensely enjoyable. It's unclear who provides Litoff's voice old tapes, or Gregory the butler?

The Avengers?: Before nipping off to the City wine cellars, Steed and Mrs Gale share a cosy evening listening to a dansette-style gramophone. Cathy swigs away at the wine but never spits it out!

Umbrella, Charm and a Bowler Hat?: Everyone is extremely elegant. Steed's superhuman "palate in a million" first becomes apparent.

Bizarre?: For someone who despises "sybarites and lechers," Sir James certainly seems to be enjoying himself ogling Mrs Gale whilst duelling vintages with Steed. The joke shop gun fails to go off, so it's lucky Steed wasn't trigger-happy this week.

Pretty good. Not quite as quirky as Peter Hammond's usual direction; possibly he was asked to show off the larger-than-usual set.

On Target? (Score): Three bowlers out of four. 7/10.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7 from me with some good actors such as John Laurie and obviously one that works well as it was remade.
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