Five Fingers (1959)

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Five Fingers is an NBC adventure/drama series set in Europe during the Cold War loosely based on the 1952 film 5 Fingers, starring James Mason and Danielle Darrieux. It ran from October 3, 1959, to January 9, 1960.

David Hedison starred as 32-year-old Victor Sebastian, an American counterintelligence officer with the code name "Five Fingers". Luciana Paluzzi played Simone Genet, Sebastian's secretary and romantic interest. Paul Burke played Robertson, Sebastian's contact man.

Five Fingers itself was based on the book Operation Cicero by L.C. Moyzisch and on the memoirs of Elyesa Bazna. Bazna was something of an antihero in real life; the television series transformed the character from a World War II-era mercenary Albanian into a Cold War era heroic American. Sebastian posed as a Communist to gain information on party activities. His public cover was that of a theatrical booking agent for clubs and cafes throughout Europe.

Series Cast

  1. David Hedison

    David Hedison

    Victor Sebastian

    16 Episodes

  2. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke


    16 Episodes

  3. Alan Napier

    Alan Napier


    16 Episodes

  4. Luciana Paluzzi

    Luciana Paluzzi

    Simone Genet

    16 Episodes

  5. Peter Brocco

    Peter Brocco


    16 Episodes

  6. Ron Howard

    Ron Howard

    16 Episodes

  7. Alan Young

    Alan Young

    1 Episode

  8. Jack Warden

    Jack Warden

    1 Episode

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1959 | 16 Episodes

Season 1 of Five Fingers premiered on October 3, 1959.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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