DAVID HARDING, COUNTERSPY SERIES
DAVID HARDING, COUNTERSPY
No sooner had Columbia called it quits with the "Blondie" series than the studio launched a new group of "B"-pictures, based on the popular radio series David Harding, Counterspy. Third-billed Howard St. John plays Harding, with actor/director Fred Sears co-starring as Harding's assistant Peters. Most of the film is carried by Willard Parker as Jerry Baldwin, a navy commander assigned to root out saboteurs in a torpedo factory. Falling in love with Betty Iverson (Audrey Long), the widow of his murdered predecessor, Baldwin is aghast to learn that Betty may be an enemy agent. There's action aplenty as the film rushes to its pyrotechnic conclusion
COUNTERSPY MEETS SCOTLAND YARD
Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard was the second entry in Columbia's "David Harding, Counterspy" series. Howard St. John stars as Harding, who, per the film's title, travels to England in this one. Joining forces with Scotland Yard operative Simon Langton (Ron Randell), Harding attempts to break up a spy ring that uses hypnosis as one of its "weapons." Future Gunsmoke heroine Amanda Blake co-stars as an alluring femme fatale. The Counterspy series was based on the radio series created by Philips H. Lord, which ran from 1942 to 1957.
COUNTERSPY TV SHOW
The movie and popular radio series was followed by a short lived TV show in the early 50’s. Here is one of those very rare shows.