1 9 5 9 (USA)
16 x 60 minute episodes
Victor Sebastian (David Hedison) was an American counterspy posing as a Communist agent in Europe. His code name was ‘Five Fingers’ and his mission was to feed information on Communist activities to the United States government.
Sebastian’s public cover was that of a theatrical booking agent who placed musical talent in clubs and cafés all over the Continent. In this capacity, he travelled with a beautiful young Italian singer and fashion model, Simone Genet (Luciana Paluzzi).
Romance blossomed between them, which complicated their relationship since she was not aware of his espionage activities. The only person who did know was Robertson (Paul Burke), Sebastian’s American contact.
Victor and Simone’s relationship provided both humorous and romantic counterpoint to the main theme of international intrigue.
The series was based, rather loosely, on a successful 1952 film of the same name directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring James Mason and Danielle Darrieux.