Better than Volume 1
Movie Lover: Robert Huggins
Suburban Philadelphia, PA
-- September, 9, 2005
. . . that is, the source material used for this second volume. While far from perfect, the episodes on Volume 2 of "Dateline Europe" are much better looking than the three Jerome Thor/Sydna Scott episodes found on Volume 1. The four episodes found on this volume are either from the first or second season and feature Jerome Thor as Robert Cannon (in three episodes) or Sydna Scott as Helen Davis (in one episode).
If you are "on the fence" about this series, I'd recommend that you pick up this volume before purchasing Volume 1. All of the stories are interesting and the visual presentation is acceptable for a television series produced more than 50 years ago. But Alpha Video made a little mistake on the front cover of this DVD. The cover shows actor Gerald Mohr rather than Jerome Thor. Mohr was in the series' final season (1954-55), but he does not appear in any of the episodes released in either Volume 1 or 2. "Dateline Europe" remains a tough find on home video so, once again, kudos to Alpha for making this TV rarity easily available at an affordable price.