The Sentimental Agent

The Sentimental Agent

1963 - United Kingdom

Spin-off from a Man of the World episode of the same name in which the character of Carlos Varela, the owner of Mercury International, an import/export trading company in London, could often be found on the global trail of any number of criminals. 

Argentinean born actor Carlos Thompson, who starred as the main character, had already established himself in Hollywood after being 'discovered' by Yvonne de Carlo (The Munsters) and had him cast alongside her in Port Algiers. Based on that picture Thompson landed himself a Hollywood contract, which led to roles alongside Lana Turner and Esther Williams. Starring parts in The Flame and the Flesh, The Valley of the Kings and several other films followed before the 6 foot 2 inch Latin heart-throb decided to turn his back on a Hollywood lifestyle and moved to Switzerland from where he became one of the continent's most sought after leading men as well as concentrating on a writing career. 

Bert Kwouk aka Cato in the Pink Panther series of movies starred in The Sentimental Agent as Varela's valet, Chin.

Published on January 28th, 2019. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.

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