Prisoner, The (1967)-Number 3: Checkmate

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A spot of human chess gives The Prisoner an idea for escape. Following an illegal move made by The Rook, Number 6 discovers a method of distinguishing who are prisoners and who are warders. He soon gathers support from other detainees, but first he must fend off the attentions of The Queen, who has been brainwashed into falling in love with him.

Hammer Into Anvil
When a new sadistic Number 2 drives a young woman to suicide, The Prisoner is determined to avenge her death. Playing on Number 2’s fear of authority, Number 6 puts a clever plan into motion, leading Number 2 to believe he himself is under surveillance & Number 6 is a spy for The Village.

It’s Your Funeral
The Village watchmaker, with the aid of his daughter, tricks The Prisoner into believing there is a plan to assassinate the new Number 2. Fearing reprisals on the whole village, Number 6 warns Number 2 of the plot, only to be discredited with the aid of a doctored tape. Number 6 soon realises he is being used & perhaps this Number 2 is not the intended victim after all.

A Change Of Mind
The Prisoner is declared “unmutual” by The Village in what they claim is anti-social behaviour. He is ordered to undergo “Instant Social Treatment” – an operation to cause the “dislocation of the aggressive frontal lobe of the brain”. Following the surgery, Number 6 realises he has been drugged & fooled into believing he has had the operation. Armed with this knowledge can he now turn The Villagers against Number 2?
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Patrick McGoohan
Directed by
Robert Asher
Don Chaffey
Pat Jackson
Patrick McGoohan
Ron Grainer
Albert Elms
Wilfred Josephs
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Science Fiction 1967 193:55 (Case: 200) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Main Menu Introduction, Main Menu Audio & Animation, Trailer-Original Episode Trailers, Featurette-Foreign Filing Cabinet Footage, Featurette-Animated Penny Farthing Bumpers, Featurette-Original Production Footage, Biographies-Cast, Gallery-Photo
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