- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 28, 2005
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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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."
Science Conference: An important physicist seeking asylum promises to identify a notorious prison torturer from behind the Iron Curtain.
At The Front: After Cannon identifies the body of a murdered fellow reporter, he takes it upon himself to investigate the killing, risking his own life.
Radio Message: Cannon confronts a band of devious spies who attempt to hold the population of an entire country for ransom.
The Code Room: Cannon is the chief suspect when a vital code book is stolen from the government.
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. With the Cold War in full swing, they discover rampant paranoia, murder, spies, secret codes, mysterious characters, and a whole lot more.