Espionage

Season 1 Episode 9

The Light of a Friendly Star

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 1963 on NBC
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The Light of a Friendly Star
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By posing as a refugee, a spy gets into a British embassy and photographs some secret papers. But his escape is complicated by an unexpected encumbrance - the ambassador's precocious young daughter.

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  • Somewhere in Germany, a freelance spy photographs secret papers, but has to make his escape with unexpected company - the British Ambassador's daughter.

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    An effectively-made but unquestionably sentimental episode, written by John Gay - who, earlier in 1963, had scripted the Hollywood comedy "The Courtship Of Eddie's Father", in which the wisdom of a child, as here, affects the lives of unhappy adults. The episode also resembles the British movie "Hunted" (1952), in which a child is instrumental in persuading a fleeing criminal to surrender. Young Kit may bring "the light of a friendly star" into the friendless life of freelance spy Leo, but his dubious associates seem less kindly disposed toward her. Alas, the German settings (presumably East German, though this is unclear) mostly suggest the English Home Counties; and Malcolm Arnold's music, similar to many of his lesser film scores, is very syrupy indeed.moreless

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