Home Television Drama Man Who Never Was, The

Man Who Never Was, The

1 9 6 6 (USA)
18 x 30 minute episodes

This ABC wartime drama series followed the exploits of Peter Murphy (Robert Lansing), an American espionage agent who assumes the identity of deceased billionaire playboy Mark Wainwright to dupe the East German police.

Murphy has his work cut out for him. Wainwright flew his own jet, drove racing cars, was a champion skeet shooter and five-goal polo player, and shot to a two handicap in golf.

Fortunately for Murphy, Wainwright’s attractive widow (Dana Wynter) has agreed to play along with the deception, which is set against the background of Europe’s cities, where the series was filmed.

Mark Wainwright/Peter Murphy
Robert Lansing
Eva Wainwright
Dana Wynter