from 1954 to 1958, Cesar Romero starred in this syndicated espionage series as Steve McQuinn, diplomatic courier for the U.S. State Department. Each week found the intrepid, globe-trotting McQuinn in a new, exotic locale, embroiled in international intrigue and usually forced to rely on both his quick wits and quick fists to stay alive. A total of 25 episodes were produced for the series, four of which are included in this special collection. One of Hollywood's most debonair actors, Cesar Romero (1907-1994) enjoyed a long career that included such big-screen favorites as the original The Thin Man
(1934), Robert Aldrich's Vera Cruz
(1954), the Oscar-winning Around the World in 80 Days
(1956) and the original Rat Pack classic Ocean's Eleven
(1960). Later that decade, Romero found an entirely new generation of fans as the irrepressible arch-villain "The Joker" on TV's "Batman." Handsome and dashing until the end, Romero worked regularly until his death at age 86.
Athens: McQuinn woos a lonely princess while investigating the narcotics black market in Greece.
Baja: An emergency assignment to deliver a shipment of radon capsules to a dying scientist almost proves to be McQuinn's last when his plane crashes during a hurricane.
Batavia: A beautiful woman implores Steve to help her find her missing fiance.
Macao: After an assignment in Hong Kong, McQuinn remains in the Far East to look up former colleague Dan Brown now a dissolute, hard-drinking expatriate mixed up in international smuggling.