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    tvking1

    [1]Sep 6, 2007
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    The Harry Lime of this excellent series was a far cry from the one in the classic 1949 film noir featuring Orson Welles as Lime. In that, Lime stole penicillin and sold it on the black market. You can't get much more evil than that. In the radio series, with Welles recreating the role, he was a sort of people's thief, a modern day (for that time) Jesse James who stole only from people far greedier than he. In the TV series, all that was wiped away and he was given a clean slate as a legitimate businessman in the import-export business. His business ventures often (more often than not) lead him into adventure and international intrigue.

    I have a few episodes on DVD and am considering contributing to the show guide, including episode summaries, but some episodes take so many twists and turns it would take some thought to adequately summarize them.

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    crazyrhythm

    [2]Sep 30, 2007
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    Summarize the plot in one or two sentences and save the twist and turns for the recap. By the way, I didn't know that Jonathan (Dr. Smith) Harris was on this show.
    Edited on 09/30/2007 7:09am
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    tvking1

    [3]Sep 30, 2007
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    Harris's character, Bradford Webster, who was Harry Lime's assistant in the series, was not unlike Zachary Smith in Lost In Space. He might have even been based in part on Dr. Smith.
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    crazyrhythm

    [4]Oct 1, 2007
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    I think you mean that Dr. Smith was based in part on Bradford Webster.
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    tvking1

    [5]Oct 1, 2007
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    That's what I meant. Thank you.
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    LarryTateT

    [6]Aug 12, 2008
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    Hi All Do any of you have The Third Man episode "A Man Takes a Trip"

    Episode Number: 23 Season Num: 1 First Aired: March 25, 1960?

    And if you do could you confirm for me that Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched fame was in it?

    Thank You

    Larry Tate
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    HollyMartins

    [7]Aug 22, 2010
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    The imdb entry claims that she is in the episode. But they list its air date as 15 April 1959 (Season 1, Episode 15).


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