The Baron: The Complete Series
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Tall, handsome and debonair, John Mannering (Steve Forrest), aka The Baron, is an international art and antiques dealer working with British Intelligence tracking stolen treasures. In a world of danger, greed and intrigue, The Baron – aided by the glamorous Cordelia (Sue Lloyd) – must risk his life on espionage missions to recover priceless works of art and bring criminals to justice.
Bonus Features: Select Commentary Tracks and Audio Introductions with Sue Lloyd, production supervisor Johnny Goodman and more!
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John Mannering, nicknamed `The Baron', was originally a creation of British mystery writer John Creasy. Mannering was British, but for television, ITC changed him to a Texas cattle 'baron', who owned antique shops in London, Paris, and Boston. The series ran for just one season, producing 30 episodes, and was the first ITC production featuring live actors, to be shot in color. Like The Saint, The Baron was also distributed in the US, but because of poor ratings, was not renewed for a second season.
This was unfortunate, as the tall and handsome Forrest clearly demonstrated that an American could perform as a lead in a British action series, with dashing coolness, comparable to Roger Moore. Forrest, is physically a little smaller than Moore, but with fiery blue eyes, a similar wardrobe, and slicked back hair, there is more than a passing resemblance between the two. Forrest has a serious, tough, attitude which differs from the mischievous charm that Roger Moore brought to Simon Templar. The Saint and The Baron, have an extremely similar look, feel, and sound, as Edwin Astley, who provided the music for Danger Man and The Saint, also did the same for The Baron. Long time partners Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman co-created The Baron.Read more ›
I found the series to be fast-paced and interesting for the most part. The first 10 to 12 episodes are the best but they do tend to drag a little at the end of the series which may be why it only had 1 season.
I believe anyone who liked the Roger Moore "Saint" series from the sixties will also enjoy these.
years ago and i loved it. today it is dated
and it has been re-done a thousand times -
but these stories stand the test of time.
the cast is great. the stories are very good.
it is a great production and cleverly done....
and the settings are interesting and fun.
i am delighted i foudn it again and am
enjoying it. i cannot believe that it was so
reasonably priced. i will watch it over and over
again ............ and add it with pride to my
Great European locations, plots easy and fun to follow. For the price you get 30 shows, plus all kinds of extras about the stars, directors and locations. Neat stuff and for the re-runs of summer 2013 we have something new to watch!
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As a rule I love the British detective programs made by ITC. However, the producers's choice of the starring actor/actress can either make or break this type of series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Danger Man
Wonderful 1960 series with Steve Forrest, playing the owner of exclusive Art and Antique Showrooms in London Paris and New York. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Baron was a surprise. Well written and in keeping with the likes of the Saint and Man of the World with Craig Stevenson was exciting and full of mystery not to mention the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrew C Smith
I do not remember seeing this on TV. Purchased DVDs, enjoyed this series. There is not much on TV that interests me so when series' like The Baron come up on Amazon I buy,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacquelene Murphy
May not have been a successful series,only 2 seasons,but my mother and I both agreed way back when that Steve Forrest was a hunk.Watched him in anything I could catch on TV. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ellen
I found the dvd very good quality, and the audio extras very interesting. I didn't remember the series from when I was a kid but love spy shows. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Don A. Campbell
I am enjoying this show. I did not remember many episodes but I watched it and enjoyed the series. It is good has well paced stories. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Pulpman
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Get the best deal you can. I bought mine from an Amazon Marketplace Seller in the 30s and it plays great. Or if you have a region free player check out the British copy from Network on the UK site, has bonus material. American copies of British tv shows by default are expensive, but then... Read More
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