We're still making our way down our list of remaining Escape episodes...so, with nine left to go, here is "Clear for Action."
William Conrad stars as a nineteenth century American Navy captain who is sent to the Caribbean to guard American merchant ships from a French sloop of war. In the course of doing this, he gets in a scuffle with a British ship, makes friends with the crew of of a merchant ship that has been attacked, and then gets in a battle with the French ship. There is a love interest, too.
There isn't much of a story here, but the performances are fun, the dialogue is entertaining, and as always, Escape does a convincing job of recreating the experience of being on board a ship.
Does it provide an escape? Yes.
"Clear for Action" was written and directed by Antony Ellis. William Conrad starred. Featured in the cast were Ben Wright, John Dehner, John Stephenson, Tudor Owen, Vivi Janiss, Richard Peel, and Dave Young. This episode aired on June 14, 1953.
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