- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
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Description by OLDIES.com:
After the horror of World War II, the Cold War heats up as governments adjust to the new borders that have been redrawn practically overnight. Intrepid American reporters Robert Cannon (Jerome Thor), Helen Davis (Sydna Scott) and Michael Powers (James Daly) find themselves tangling with espionage rings, black market gangs and war criminals in these exciting episodes of "Dateline Europe" (aka "Foreign Intrigue").
Filmed at beautiful locations with an all European supporting cast by producer Sheldon Reynolds (creator of TV's "Sherlock Holmes" with Ronald Howard), "Dateline Europe" was syndicated from 1951-1953. This smart mix of adventure and suspense is reminiscent of the Cold War film noir The Third Man and the radio program "The Lives of Harry Lime."
Flea Market: Reporters Cannon and Davis race against each other to uncover the culprit who is attempting to pass three million dollars in counterfeit American money through the Parisian black market.
Diamond Bullet: A beautiful fashion model who was a double-agent during the war leads Cannon on a mysterious and deadly chase involving illicit diamonds.
Sleepy Village: A quiet salesman discovers he has inherited money from an American relative. Publicity arouses the murderous intentions of enemies from his past who wish to expose him as an imposter.
Special Bonus - Foreign Intrigue - Hall Of Justice: Newly found democratic justice is put to the test as a powerful war criminal is tried for his crimes.
Set in various European countries, this post-World War II TV drama draws on much of the unease and uncertainty felt across the continent during this period. Three reporters--Robert Cannon (Jerome Thor), Helen Davis (Sydna Scott), and Michael Powers (James Daly)--follow some illicit activities over the four episodes included here. The group discovers counterfeiters in "The Flea Market," a beautiful double agent in "Diamond Bullet," a troubled heir in "Sleepy Village," and a war criminal in "Hall of Justice." With the Cold War in full swing, rampant paranoia runs throughout.
Classic Television |
Cold War |