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ZkinandBonez
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Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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12-Jul-2021, 8:52 AM
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12-Jul-2021, 11:34 AM
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Before co-creating and starring in The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan played “Drake, John Drake”, and no that is not a James Bond reference, this show predated the Bond franchise by almost two years. Ironic, considering how it’s now largey remembered as a “Bond Fever” cash-in.

Secret Agent: Season 1 Episode 1 - “View From The Villa” (1960)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFZJ_PlLVM - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (26 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Agent John Drake goes to the seaside resort of Portmeirion while investigating the murder of a banker.

Directed by Terry Bishop.

Cast: Patrick McGoohan & Barbara Shelley.

Trivia:
The show’s original UK title was Danger Man. It was retitled as Secret Agent in the United States, and Destination Danger and John Drake in other overseas markets.

IMDb link (for S1E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.