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The Saint (1962–1969)

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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

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 Simon Templar (118 episodes, 1962-1969)


The Saint is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He steals from rich criminals (gangsters and the like) and keeps the loot for himself. And he usually manages to get the rich criminals put behind bars after he's stolen their goods. Of course, Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teal regards him as a common thief, regardless of who he steals from, so the Saint must always stay one step ahead of the doggedly persistent Inspector Teal. Fortnately, his wit, charm, and savoir faire make this a fairly easy task, and the series chronicles his various exploits. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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When "The Saint" plays with fire...other people get burned! Roger Moore is Simon Templar, a 20th Century Robin Hood, alias The Saint


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21 May 1967 (USA)  »

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(118 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)


(season 1-4)| (season 5 and 6)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roger Moore was originally told that the series was going to be a half hour. It wasn't until they held a press conference to announce the series that he found out it was going to be a one hour series. See more »


Referenced in The Saint Steps in... to Television (2008) See more »


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One of my favorite shows and also my father's
10 May 2004 | by (florida, usa) – See all my reviews

The modern day Robin Hood. This show is a classic. James Bond without the gadgets, or over the top criminals are here. The Saint was the work of Leslie Charteris; an Asian-American writer who penned many books and his character came to life in many 40's B-movies. There was even a show; with Vincent Price as the Saint. The defining Saint was of course Roger Moore's Simon Templar. A suave, sophisticated jet setter who always was available to do a good deed. His character had an edge; a perception at least, of an international rogue. He was first and foremost a man with a strong sense of right and wrong and would do anything to make things right. The Saint ran from 1962-1969 and is still beloved and with good reason. Roger Moore does the Saint with a flair and the supporting characters are always well defined and twists and turns of the plot are always there. There was an informal ensemble cast and many of the same actors play different characters. I had mixed feelings about Inspector Teal (Ivor Dean), he is always duped and his character, although well played, was a bit of an idiot. Still Inspector Teal had some charm. The series had recurring writers including my favorite: Terry Nation. (For those Doctor Who fans, Terry Nation is of course, the creator of the Daleks). Harry Junkin was the writer of the more fluid episodes.

Anyone who appreciates mystery, intrigue and well played characters, has to appreciate the Saint. The Saint gets 9.9/10 stars.

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