The Name of the Game

Season 1 Episode 6

Incident In Berlin

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 25, 1968 on NBC
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Incident In Berlin
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A senior editor has been accused of espionage in East Germany and Howard flies to Berlin in hopes of obtaining his release.

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  • Where the spies are...

    6.5
    A thoroughly familiar sort of late-1960s spy melodrama with Dane Clark as the Berlin bureau chief who gets arrested in the Eastern Sector (he moonlights as a CIA courier, it transpires) and Gene Barry stuck in the middle, trying to get his man out, but having to deal with assorted communist and CIA stereotypes as well as eccentric foreigners and mystery women. There are a few shots of the real Berlin to go with the studio sets (some recycled, one suspects, from Hitchcock's far better "Torn Curtain", whose cameraman, John Warren, this episode also inherits); but you won't believe a cliched word of it. The humourless commies, the popping-eyed foreigners with ridiculous accents, the pipe-smoking, all-knowing CIA veteran - we've seen them all a million times, and we get few changes rung on old themes. At least Anne Francis has plenty of her customary spirit, and Geraldine Brooks injects a few moments of unexpected (and alarming) venom as the imprisoned man's wife. Robert H. Harris is amusing as a worldly Russian who's not at all impressed by the attitudes of his GDR allies - the part Akim Tamiroff might have played in a film.moreless
Anne Francis

Anne Francis

Carol Sherman

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Dane Clark

Dane Clark

Brian Smith

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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Carter Haines

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    • Bizarrely, series regular Cliff Potts is billed as "Cliff Potter"; he is also billed under this name in the Pineapple Rose episode of a few weeks later, but in subsequent episodes he is billed as "Potts", which was his birth name. He was billed as "Potter" in several earlier TV engagements; one can only surmise that his success as Andy Hill in this series led him abruptly to insist on his actual name.

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