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The Persuaders!: Season 1: Episode 23 -- A wealthy, beautiful woman is targeted by crime bosses who intend to steal her riches. Their novel ploy entails hiring a conman to seduce her and thus gain access to her money. When Danny and Brett hear of the scheme they resolve to foil the plan by seducing her themselves! Guest stars include Thorley Walters and Roger Delgado.

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1
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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together... See more »
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Tony Curtis: 1925 - 2010
 (From IMDb News. 30 September 2010, 6:24 AM, PDT)

'King Kong' Named Best Movie of 2005
 (From WENN. 14 March 2006)

Roger Moore's Daughter Wins Bond Girl Role
 (From WENN. 22 August 2002)

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Cast

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Tony Curtis ... Danny Wilde / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)

Roger Moore ... Lord Brett Sinclair / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Laurence Naismith ... Judge Fulton (11 episodes, 1971-1972)
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Series Directed by
Leslie Norman (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Roy Ward Baker (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Basil Dearden (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Val Guest (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Sidney Hayers (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Roger Moore (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Writing credits
Terry Nation (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Brian Clemens (3 episodes, 1971)
Tony Barwick (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Donald James (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Pertwee (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Robert S. Baker .... producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Terry Nation .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Original Music by
Ken Thorne (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Lindup (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Spratling (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bert Rule (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Peter Pitt (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Derek Chambers (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Art Direction by
Harry Pottle (18 episodes, 1971-1972)
Charles Bishop (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mike Jones .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Production Management
Malcolm J. Christopher .... production manager (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Johnny Goodman .... executive in charge of production (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Price .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1971-1972)
Frank Ernst .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Art Department
Wally Hill .... props (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ken Tait .... set dresser (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ted Karnon .... dubbing mixer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jim Sibley .... dubbing editor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Stunts
Cliff Diggins .... stunt double: Michael Martin / stunt double: Patrick Jordan (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Devis .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Brian Ellis .... focus puller (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arthur Lemming .... assistant camera (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Briggs .... wardrobe supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Editorial Department
Roy Helmrich .... first assistant editor (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Music Department
John Barry .... composer: theme music (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Kirshner .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ken Thorne .... conductor (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Lindup .... conductor (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Other crew
Robert S. Baker .... deviser (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Doris Martin .... continuity (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Roger Moore .... clothes: Lord Sinclair (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Terry Nation .... story consultant (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arnold Ross .... location manager (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ann M. Paterson .... production secretary (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
Milton S. Gelman .... co-story consultant (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Walter Black .... co-story consultant (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Julie Leighton-White .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 

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The idea for "The Persuaders!" (1971) came from an episode of "The Saint" (1962), The Ex-King of Diamonds, where a British character was paired against a brash American.See more »
Quotes:
Angie:Take a look out there. You know what that is? Thats freedom. And all I needed was one last hit. So you know what? I'm gonna take a walk to freedom.
Danny Wilde:No Angie. You was gonna do a bad thing Angie, I'm not gonna let you go.
Angie:Aww, what you gonna do? Shoot me in the back? That was always the difference between you and me. See, in your place, I could pull that trigger.
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Poor Timing, 2 July 2004
Author: P_Cornelius

The Persuaders would likely have been an international hit in America and abroad had it premiered a few years earlier--although the fact that Roger Moore and much of the production staff of The Persuaders was then making The Saint would have precluded the possibility. By 1971, however, the glamor of the jetsetting elite was just about to give way to mass tourism made possible by the Boeing 747. And the exotic world of Euro-spies and Cold War intrigue was about to be replaced by a mature Euro-terror movement, as exemplified by Baader-Meinhof and the Red Army Faction. The urbane world of Patrick McGoohan's Danger Man, Patrick Macnee's The Avengers, and Roger Moore's The Saint was about to disappear behind the nihilism and grimy proletarianism of Palestinian terrorism and Black September's Munich Massacre. The Persuaders suddenly looked out of place.

Not to mention that, while Roger Moore was on his way up (to James Bond), Tony Curtis was on his way down as a movie star (1965's The Great Race was Curits' last good role in movies). In fact, I always thought that since Beau Maverick (Roger Moore) had grown from TV's Maverick into Brett Sinclair, it would only have been appropriate that James Garner's Bret Maverick been hired as "Beau" Wilde. Not likely, of course, since Garner was still a major film star. But it would have been interesting, although I must admit watching The Persuaders on STARZ' Action channel and on the recently released DVD, I've been won over by Curtis' ad libbing and level of physical energy.

Final verdict: a great series that was just a few years too late in getting on to the tube. But note that the episodes filmed in Britain are far better than those that take place in the south of France.

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