Patrick McGoohan, RIP

Like many, we were fans of Patrick McGoohan, star of The Prisoner and Danger Man (known as Secret Agent in the U.S.). His persona was unique and he took chances that other stars of his era didn’t. Reportedly, he turned down the role of James Bond, that made Sean Connery a star. But you got the impression that McGoohan never looked back.

He was also a talented director (helming some memorable episodes of Columbo). Below is a collection of clips from The Prisoner, including the line that defined the character of Number Six:

And here’s some excerpts of a Danger Man/Secret Agent episode called “Say It With Flowers.” It was directed by Peter Yates and the film editor was future 007 director John Glen.

007 back on the big screen

James Bond fans in the New York City metropolitan area have a chance to see three of Roger Moore’s 007 adventures on the big screen.

The historic Landmark Lowe’s Jersey Theater, in Jersey City, will be running The Man with the Golden Gun on Friday, January 30, and For Your Eyes Only & Octopussy on Saturday the 31st.

The Jersey Theatre is a spectacular 1920s-vintage “movie palace” lovingly restored to its original lustre. Half the fun of the show is just being in the building itself!

Details on the Moore-a-thon can be found at the theater’s “Friends of” website RIGHT HERE.

HMSS’s thoughts on the three films being presented are at:
The Man with the Golden Gun;
For Your Eyes Only ;
Octopussy .

(Thanks to Gary J. Firuta for the hot tip!)