Call to Danger

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Call to Danger
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Diana Muldaur & Peter Graves in the CBS Tuesday Night Movie, Call To Danger
Genre Adventure
Written by Laurence Heath
Directed by Tom Gries
Starring Peter Graves
Diana Muldaur
Clu Gulager
Ina Balin
Tina Louise
William Jordan
Theme music composer Laurence Rosenthal
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Laurence Heath
Editor(s) John Loeffler
Chuck Freeman
Location(s) Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Washington, D.C.
Cinematography Robert W. Browne
Running time 75 min.
Production company(s) Paramount Television
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release February 27, 1973(USA)

Call to Danger was broadcast as a New CBS Tuesday Night Movie television film on February 27, 1973. Initially ordered as a pilot, titled Deadly Target, the series was envisioned as a vehicle for Peter Graves should his current series, Mission: Impossible not be renewed. Diana Muldaur was cast as the female lead. Parts of the movie were filmed on location in Washington, D.C.[1]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The bold kidnapping of a crime syndicate turncoat (Roy Jenson), while in the midst of giving testimony before a Federal investigating committee, calls for an equally bold move by Justice Department investigators Inspector Douglas Warfield (Peter Graves) and Carrie Donovan (Diana Muldaur). With the help of chief ally Emmitt Jergens (Clu Gulager), an expert beekeeper/archer/computer science wizard and private citizen, the team attempts to infiltrate the syndicate boss's hideaway—a heavily fortified and intricate farm enclave on the west coast. Even with additional support from a gangsters fashion-model gal pal (Tina Louise) and a Justice Dept. cohort (John Anderson), Douglas and Carrie cannot ignore the increasing and likely deadly call to danger.[2]


A perpetual pilot[edit]

Call to Danger was originally a television pilot in 1961 starring Larry Blyden that was shown on General Electric Theater.[3] In 1966 Peter Graves made another television pilot with the same title. The series wasn't picked up but Graves replaced Steven Hill on the Mission Impossible television series.[4]


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  4. ^ p.146 Weaver, Tom Peter Graves Interview in Earth Vs. the Sci-fi Filmmakers: 20 Interviews McFarland, 1 Jan 2005

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