1 9 7 7 (USA)
3 x 100 minute episodes
During World War II, young intelligence officer David Spaulding (Stephen Collins) is dispatched by the American government to arrange an exchange in Argentina of industrial diamonds needed by the Germans for their rocket programme, for a secret gyroscope needed by the Allies for their bomber aircraft.
Unfortunately, too much of the miniseries was spent on Spaulding and his libido – primarily with Leslie Jenner Hawkewood (Lauren Hutton) – such that it all came across more like a soap opera than a war story.
The clothing, hairstyles and interior decor were also more reminiscent of an episode of Charlie’s Angels than of World War II.
Based on a novel by Robert Ludlum.
Colonel Edmund Pace
Ambassador Henderson Granville
Dr Eugene Lyons
Leslie Jenner Hawkewood
John Van Dreelen
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.