Foreign Intrigue

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Foreign Intrigue
Genre Action/Adventure
Created by Sheldon Reynolds
Starring Jerome Thor (seasons 1–2)
James Daly (season 3)
Gerald Mohr (season 4)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 156
Location(s) Filmstaden, Stockholm, Paris, France, and Vienna, Austria; other European location
Original network Syndication
Original release October 18, 1951 – June 18, 1955

Foreign Intrigue (also known as Foreign Assignment) is a syndicated espionage drama television series produced in Europe by Sheldon Reynolds. The 30-minute series ran for four seasons from 1951 to 1955, producing 156 episodes.[1]

It originally starred Jerome Thor for the first two seasons; in later reruns these episodes were titled Dateline Europe. Thor was succeeded by James Daly for the duration of the third season; in reruns, the Daly episodes were retitled Overseas Adventure. The fourth and final season starred Gerald Mohr as Christopher Storm; when these episodes were rerun they were renamed Cross Current.[1][2]

Principal photography for the first two seasons was shot in Filmstaden, Stockholm. Production moved to Paris, France for the third season, and then later to Vienna, Austria for the final season, with locations throughout Europe and Scandinavia, including Copenhagen and Stockholm, utilized during the show's run.[1]


Main cast
  • Jerome Thor as Robert Cannon (seasons 1–2)
  • Sydna Scott as Helen Davis (seasons 1–2)
  • James Daly as Michael Powers (season 3)
  • Anne Preville as Patricia Bennett (season 3)
  • Gerald Mohr as Christopher Storm (season 4)
Recurring cast
  • John Padovano as Tony Forrest
  • Gilbert Robin as Dodo (season 4)
  • John Stark as Starky (season 4)


The show was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards as follows:

  • 1953 – Nominated best mystery, action or adventure program
  • 1954 – Nominated best mystery, action or adventure program
  • 1955 – Nominated best mystery or intrigue series.

Follow-up film[edit]

Sheldon Reynolds also directed a subsequent eponymous 1956 movie, Foreign Intrigue, based on the TV series, which starred Robert Mitchum. John Padovano reprised his role of Tony Forrest for the film.


  1. ^ a b c Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Foreign Intrigue (Intrigue)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (Eighth ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 426. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0. 
  2. ^ "Foreign Intrigue". Retrieved August 22, 2015.