The death of Mr Tabori, a leader during the 56′ uprising in Hungary, stirs his daughter to bury her father in his motherland. This will not be so easy since the Hungarian government will not allow Illona Tabori a visa, because of the threat she poses. Harry has been asked to help take her father home for a proper burial but his conditions are for a strictly non political low key event. There are complications due to the old friends of Ilona’s father who are tempted to mix in politics with his legacy along with a prying news reporter. Illona’s passion for her fathers life would reflect in her willingness to risk imprisonment over her expression of his fight against the government. Harry has to step in to save her from further pain.
This episode has strong parallels to quite a number of European refugees who escape the Soviet’s Iron Curtain. Many average and some above average citizens risked their lives fighting against the injustices of a cold hard regime. This story paints a picture of just this, but with the resignation of the proverbial hands are tied. When there is no opportunity to fight one must surrender for the longevity of themselves. A good episode with a ultimate sadness that lingers throughout the half hour.
Original Air-Date: 14 December 1973
Directed by Charles Crichton
Written by Anthony Terpiloff
Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn
Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter
Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt
Ilona Tabori- Georgia Brown
Zoltan Kolas- Oskar Homolka
Press Reporter- Jon Laurimore
Customs Official- David Allister
Hungarian Border Guard #1- Gabor Vernon
Hungarian Border Guard #2- Petar Vidovic
Hungarian Peasant Woman- Elizabeth Balogh
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