The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 12: Target!

Gene Bradley is in Amsterdam to coax an international arms dealer named Harry Venner to come out of hiding. To do so Gene must offer himself to be assassinated by purposely bothering Venner’s operations.  As long as Gene can keep himself alive, eventually Venner will expose himself out in the open. Venner is left no choice but to try to get Gene himself or risk everything.

Personal Synopsis

Another episode with an exotic location but lacking heart. Having been to Amsterdam, It was great to see places that I had visited in a time machine of 40 years. The episode is quite lackluster otherwise. An international arms dealer that needs to be provoke out of hiding by offering up a “pest” Gene Bradley as a pawn. Though successful, the general feeling from the episode is one of a lack of urgency or need to stop the crimes of Venner, besides it would be far more exciting if he was the main subject of the story, not Bradley.

Original Air-Date: 1972

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Philip Broadley

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Jan- Leslie Crawford

Willet Mosselman- Guy Deghy

Inspector- Alan Downer

Astrid- Astrid Frank

Captain Arilla- Michael Godfrey

Porter- Denis McCarthy

Dieter- Tristan Rogers

Harry Venner- George Sewell

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