The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 8: Nearly the End of the Picture

Taken for a ride with Clarissa De Vere Allen, Gene is blindfolded and brought to see one of his own Rembrandt paintings. He is being blackmailed in order to keep this painting from being destroyed by the blackmailers. Bradley doesn’t want to just cower down to thieves and so he will need to devise a plan to get the painting back and give them a much needed lesson. He begins to investigate who took him for a ride, finding a trail of deceit and the real Clarissa De Vere Allen. Once confronted, the thieves knew the game was up and try to destroy this magnificent painting.

Personal Synopsis

A relatively simple episode of blackmail and ransom, since Bradley is a purveyor of the arts this would strike a cord for action. A Rembrandt of any kind should be preserved so when faced with a prospect of its destruction the only logical option is to stop them. I still have trouble finding many good aspects to this episode every scene seems like a poor second to previously well acted scenes in other series. With all of it faults, I can still watch this show and enjoy it for its silliness.

Original Air-Date: 1972

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Philip Broadley

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Martin- David Buck

Alex- Milton Johns

Alden- Mark Jones

Clarissa De Vere Allan- Fiona Lewis

Brandon- Dennis Price

Dorinda- Angela Scoular

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