The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »

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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another. Written by Daniel Bolton <klsdb4@cynergy.com.au>

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The most ubiquitous firearm used in the series is a Model 1934 Beretta in 7.65 Browning (aka .32 ACP). It appears in almost every episode involving a handgun. When a revolver shows up, it is almost always a Colt Detective Special. See more »

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[Danny kneels in front of a hotel room door, trying to pick its lock]
Danny Wilde: Spencer Tracy once took a pipe cleaner - an ordinary pipe cleaner - and by inserting it into the lock, and moving it around in intricate positions - you know, I could be a gentleman cracksman with this -
[Brett, who went out a window, onto a ledge and into the room through its window, opens the door from the inside]
Lord Brett Sinclair: There's no need to kneel, I'm a very democratic sort of lord.
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The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

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Roger Moore And Tony Curtis Excel
14 September 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that Roger Moore is one of my favourite actors. He was brilliant in The Saint and I cannot forget his contribution to the James Bond series. In this show, he excelled again along with Tony Curtis.

Anyone who lived during the era this was made knows what to expect. Fights, women, action, crime etc. Moore as Lord Brett Sinclair and Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde looked like they were having a great time as they had fun with beautiful women and battled the usual stereotypical villains.

Fans of The Saint, The Avengers and similar shows will enjoy this. It's just a shame that this only ran for about 23 episodes.


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