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Legacy of Death 

Steed comes into possession of a jewelled ornamental dagger, known as the Falcon. It is highly sought after because it will lead to the whereabouts of the world's most valuable black pearl.... See full summary »

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writer:

Terry Nation (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
Stratford Johns ... Sidney
Ronald Lacey ... Humbert
Ferdy Mayne ... Baron Von Orlak
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Dickens
Richard Hurndall ... Farrer
John Hollis ... Zoltan
Leon Thau Leon Thau ... Ho Lung
Tutte Lemkow ... Gorky
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Oppenheimer
Vic Wise Vic Wise ... Slattery
Teddy Kiss Atom Teddy Kiss Atom ... Winkler (as Teddy Kiss)
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Dr. Winter
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Steed comes into possession of a jewelled ornamental dagger, known as the Falcon. It is highly sought after because it will lead to the whereabouts of the world's most valuable black pearl. Unfortunately, everyone who has ever owned the dagger has met an untimely end. Steed and Miss King must find the pearl and break the sequence. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1968 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is one of the few episodes in which Steed uses a gun. See more »

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Quotes

[Street has just "rescued" Tara from Baron Von Orlak who has been torturing her for information]
Tara King: I don't know who you are, sir, but thank you very much. A few more minutes of that and I would have told them everything they wanted to know.
Sidney Street: Mmm. Now, madam, tell me!
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Connections

Spoofs Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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The Maltese Dagger
29 April 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Legacy of Death" is the second straight Terry Nation takeoff of a movie classic, in this case, 1941's "The Maltese Falcon," quite inferior to "Noon Doomsday," based on 1952's "High Noon." Henley Farrer (Richard Hurndall) gets the plot underway, sending the 'Dagger of 1000 Deaths' to the unsuspecting John Steed, who proceeds to encounter a bevy of fortune hunters desperate to acquire it. Stratford Johns ("The Frighteners") plays Sidney Street (getting all the best lines), Ronald Lacey ("The Joker") plays Humbert Green, and Ferdy Mayne plays Baron von Orlak, with smaller roles going to John Hollis ("Warlock," "The Cybernauts," "The Superlative Seven"), Kynaston Reeves ("What the Butler Saw"), and Vic Wise ("Square Root of Evil").


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