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The Man Who Never Was (1966-67)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS
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Palomino production
Twentieth Century-Fox Television

for
ABC (Wednesdays at 9.00pm EST)
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Created by John Newland
all episodes directed by John Newland
(except 'Target - Eva' directed by Walter Doniger)

European-filmed spy drama series 1966-67   18 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Robert Lansing as Peter Murphy alias Mark Wainwright
Dana Wynter as Eva Wainwright
with
Murray Hamilton as Colonel Jack Forbes
Alex Davion as Roger Barry
Paul Stewart as Paul Grant

'The Man Who Never Was' theme music by Frank Cordell

Robert Lansing had previously starred in the police series
87th Precinct (1961) 30 episodes x 60 min bw.
Later he was seen regularly in The Equalizer (1985-89) as Control
and then  Kung Fu, the Legend Continues (1993-97) as Capt. Paul Blaisdell

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ABC Wednesdays 9:00pm Eastern

[01] The Man Who Never Was: ONE PLUS ONE - EQUALS ONE
(pilot)
Prod. no. 1201
7Sep66 ABC
written by Merwin Gerard
teleplay by Teddi Sherman & Judith Plowden;
director of photography: Brendan J. Stafford
film editor: Ray Poulton.
Guest Cast:
Helmut Schneider ...... Kruger
Djordis Hume .......... Joan Bergson
Kurt Lippert .......... Mr. X
Alexandra Bastedo ..... Jarmilla (The Champions)
When he sees his exact double slain, Peter Murphy steps
into the man's shoes, and finds himself in the role of
an international financier and playboy.

[02] The Man Who Never Was: THE LAST OF PETER MURPHY
Prod. no. 1202
14Sep66 ABC
written by Merwin Gerard
director of photography: Brendan J. Stafford
film editor: Gordon Pilkington
Guest Cast:
Helmut Schneider
Ernest Konstantine
Peter puts his `cover' in jeopardy when he reveals the identity
of an East German double agent to American intelligence.

[03] The Man Who Never Was: SEARCH FOR A BENT TWIG
Prod. no. 1203
21Sep66 ABC
written by Judith & Robert Guy Barrows
music: Nelson Riddle
director of photography: Brendan J. Stafford
film editor: Gordon Pilkington.
Guest Cast:
John Van Dreelen
Manfred Luedke
Annette Carell
In Vienna, Peter discovers that the leak responsible for the loss
of two agents was their superior's stepson.

[04] The Man Who Never Was: ALL THAT LIA EVER WANTED
Prod. no. 1208
28Sep66 ABC
written by William Bast
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Renzo Lucidi.
Guest Cast:
Beba Concar
Luigi Vannvchi
Carlo Rizzo
In Rome, Peter's `cover' risks exposure when he runs into Mark's former mistress.

[05] The Man Who Never Was: ESCAPE
Prod. no. 1204
5Oct66 ABC
written by Robert C. Dennis
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Brendan J. Stafford
film editor: Ray Poulton
Guest Cast:
Peter Capell
Barbara Stanely
Arthur Brause
Peter goes behind the Iron Curtain to rescue a priest who was
lured away from the U.S. Embassy where he had been given asylum.

[06] The Man Who Never Was: DEATH IN VIENNA
Prod. no. 1205
12Oct66 ABC
written by Frank Moss
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Brendan J. Stafford
film editor: Ray Poulton.
Guest Cast:
Lisa Daniely (The Invisible Man)
Christopher Ball
While on holiday in Vienna, Peter is confronted by a woman fleeing
from the communists who claims that Mark is the father of her son.

[07] The Man Who Never Was: A LITTLE IGNORANCE
Prod. no. 1209
19Oct66 ABC
written by Merwin Gerard
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Anthony A. Wollner
Guest Cast:
Yvonne Furneaux
Alex D'arcy
Peter goes on a dangerous wild boar hunt with a suspicious Roger and a former flame of Mark's.

[08] The Man Who Never Was: TARGET - EVA
Prod. no. 1210
26Oct66 ABC
teleplay by William Bast & Edmund Morris
story by Edmund Morris
directed by Walter Doniger
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editors: Robert B. Warwick, Anthony A. Wollner.
Guest Cast:
William Berger
Gabrielle Tinti
Mirko Ellis
Riccardo Garrone
Eva gets an anonymous death threat while she and Peter are on holiday in Rome.

[09] The Man Who Never Was: THE BIG FISH
Prod. no. 1206
2Nov66 ABC
written by Donald James
music: Gerald Fried
directors of photography: Dale Deverman & Brendan J. Stafford
film editor: Gordon Pilkington.
Guest Cast:
George Pravda
Paul Hansard
Barry Letts
Peter agrees to help a communist official defect to the west
despite his feelings of a possible trap.

[10] The Man Who Never Was: PAY NOW, PRAY LATER
Prod. no. 1211
9Nov66 ABC
written by Dick Carr
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editors: Robert B. Warwick, Anthony A. Wollner.
Guest Cast:
Emily McLaughlin
Jean Claudio
Pat Hillman
Peter runs up against the daughter of a German Field Marshall while
searching for art treasures her father stole during WW II.

[11] The Man Who Never Was: GAMES OF DEATH
Prod. no. 1212
16Nov66 ABC
teleplay by Robert C. Dennis
story by Lewis Paine
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editors: Robert B. Warwick, Anthony A. Wollner.
Guest Cast:
John Ireland
Rosemary Dexter
Vito Fasano
Peter is unsure of the motives of a voluptuous female agent whose
help he needs in recovering stolen microfilm.

[12] The Man Who Never Was: IF THIS BE TREASON
Prod. no. 1207
23Nov66 ABC
written by Judith & Robert Guy Barrows
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editors: Robert B. Warwick, Ray Poulton
Guest Cast:
Frank Maxwell
Martin Benson
In Vienna, Peter tries to free a captive U.S. Army Lieutenant who
was being held by the communists to blackmail his father- an important U.S. General.

[13] The Man Who Never Was: TO KILL AN ALBATROSS
Prod. no. 1213
30Nov66 ABC
teleplay by Judith & Robert Guy Barrows
story by Donald James
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Anthony A. Wollner
Guest Cast:
Aldo Sandrell
Hunt Powers
Jim Rafferty
Peter and Eva become trapped aboard a schooner commanded by an
exiled general who intends on killing all who stand in the way of  his return to power.

[14] The Man Who Never Was: THINGS DEAD AND DONE
Prod. no. 1214
7Dec66 ABC
written by Frank Moss
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Robert B. Warwick.
Guest Cast:
Derek Frances
Allan Cuthbertson
Robert Crewdson
Diana King
Peter is in a race with enemy agents to steal a Spanish millionaire's
painting that contains top secret information.

[15] The Man Who Never Was: THE PERFECT CRIME
Prod. no. 1215
14Dec66 ABC
written by Cliff Todd
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Anthony A. Wollner
Guest Cast:
John Paul
Gertan Klauber
In Spain, Peter engages an East German Secret police officer in a deadly game of double cross.

[16] The Man Who Never Was: IN MEMORY OF DAVOS
Prod. no. 1216
21Dec66 ABC
written by Judith & Robert Guy Barrows
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Robert B. Warwick.
Guest Cast:
Joe DeSantis
Elizabeth Wallace
Doug Robinson
Peter comes to the aid of a former colleague who is drinking himself to death.

[17] The Man Who Never Was: DROP BY DROP
Prod. no. 1217
28Dec66 ABC
teleplay by Robert C. Dennis
story by William Bast
music: Gerald Fried
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Anthony A. Wollner
Guest Cast:
Eric Pohlmann
Ralph Neville
Andre Monreal
Derek Ball
Peter sneaks on to a crimelord's private island to destroy an
experimental airplane before it falls into enemy hands.

[18] The Man Who Never Was: I TAKE THIS WOMAN
(final episode)
Prod. no. 1218
4Jan67 ABC
written by Patricia Falken Smith
director of photography: Dale Deverman
film editor: Robert B. Warwick.
Guest Cast:
William Dexter
Peter feels his relationship with Eva has become more than
professional when he lets it interfere in his dealings with a banana republic dictator.

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[TVM1] DANGER HAS TWO FACES
(imdb)
18Jul67
directed by John Newland
A compilation of 4 episodes.

[TVM2] THE SPY WITH THE PERFECT COVER (not on imdb)
1Sep79
directed by John Newland and Walter Doniger
A compilation of 5 episodes (nos. 4, 7, 8, 15 & 18)

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Robert Lansing stars as Peter Murphy, an American agent fleeing from
the East German secret police. His pursuers open fire. A man falls
dead. By an odd quirk of fate, the police have shot a wealthy businessman
- Mark Wainwright - who is Murphy's 'double'.

By doing so they offer Murphy a bizarre escape route. He decides to
masquerade as Wainwright even down to taking over the dead man's wife
played by Dana Wynter and his fortune.

Wainwright's widow agrees to go along with the ruse and schools
Murphy in her husbands mannerisms and eccentricities.

The crunch comes when Murphy tries to keep up the guise in public.
He has to appear convincing at board meetings and business conferences.
And what about the other aspects of the dead man's life? His family,
friends, business contacts, and former girl friends, for Wainwright was a wealthy playboy.

Each episode is filmed in a different European country. Murphy's
charade is the key to each episode. The suspense hinges on his efforts to stay alive.

Outside their relationship, only one other person knows Murphy's
true identity. He is Colonel Jack Forbes played by Murray Hamilton,
head of the intelligence unit that Murphy works for.

The title of the series was borrowed from the original war film
'The Man who Never Was' starring Clifton Webb and Stephen Boyd.

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