This ad copy for NBC’s globe hopping adventure of intrigue and espionage captured the essence of Dangerous Assignment perfectly. Each week, Steve Mitchell was summoned to the office of the unnamed agency he worked for by his superior, the Commissioner. There, details of a plot that normally meant harm and death might come to the United States were revealed and Steve would be off on another action packed trip to uncover the plot, rout out the villains, and keep America safe for another week.
Dangerous Assignment is an excellent example of pulpy Post World War II action, especially with its focus on Mitchell. Played by Brian Donlevy in a two fisted, head on style, Mitchell is the sort of hero America looked for in entertainment in the 1950s. Devoutly patriotic, ready to defend the United States at the drop of a hat, and prepared to stand against any menace, mostly foreign, that might endanger the lives of honest Americans. Definitely not the only character to rise out of the paranoia and concern of Americans about Communists and other foreign threats throughout the 1950s, Steve Mitchell is wonderfully conceived in that mold and played to the hilt by Donlevy.
Dangerous Assignment, Volume 5 from Radio Archives features episodes of this classic series restored to sparkling audio quality and full of intrigue, suspense, and humor, making every episode a fun listen for any fan!
Dangerous Assignment, Volume 5 is six hours, twelve shows of great fun.
Caribbean: Training Men for A Revolt
Wednesday, April 1, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Paris: Spy Ring
Wednesday, April 8, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Tibet: Flying Fenways
Wednesday, April 15, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
London: Freedom House
Wednesday, April 22, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
New Guinea: Sabotaging Strategic Bases
Wednesday, April 29, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Rome: Hijacked Equipment
Wednesday, May 6, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Cairo: Sabotage Government Talks
Wednesday, May 13, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Oslo, Norway: Blueprints
Wednesday, May 20, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Havana Cuba: Hired Assassin
Wednesday, May 27, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Damascus: Grab James C. Stoller
Wednesday, June 24, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Montreal Canada: Anthony Targu
Wednesday, July 1, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining
Wednesday, July 8, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sustaining