Michael Lanyard is a debonair gentleman who travels the world solving crimes and getting lawbreakers arrested. He operates on the edge of what is legal and occasionally finds time to romance the beautiful women he encounters.
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Louis Hayward ...  Michael Lanyard 39 episodes, 1954-1955
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Michael Lanyard is a debonair gentleman who travels the world solving crimes and getting lawbreakers arrested. He operates on the edge of what is legal and occasionally finds time to romance the beautiful women he encounters.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1954 (USA) See more »

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Streets of Danger See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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5 June 2007 | by rescalSee all my reviews

The show is an interesting curio, and better than a lot of things being done now. Like many early TV shows, it has small casts, a sparse style, and simple sets, probably all forced upon it by small budgets. But like a good short story, the constraints do not hamper the dramatic effect, but help it. Louis Hayward is suave and sophisticated in the lead, and has the slight air of mystery that the character demands. Supporting casts are not filled with household names, but everybody is well up to the task. Ask any independent filmmaker - if you don't have huge casts, lavish sets, and dazzling special effects in your quiver, you have to rely on smaller things, like writing and acting, to get the job done. Well worth a look, and now being shown late night Saturdays and Sundays on American Life cable.


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