Christine and Jacques Coustard are blown up and killed in their Paris home before they can testify against gangster George La Force and La Force makes sure that he is acquitted at his trial by having the judge's family held hostage. The Saint arrives to avenge his friends the Coustards,posing as a jewel thief named Lamont,who,in order to reel in La Force,interests in him in the Blue Dulac,a priceless Russian necklace that the Saint intends to steal and pin the blame on La Force. Written by
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This second episode of LWT's disappointing 1989 series of The Saint, starring Simon Dutton, is far and away the worst of the six two-hour episodes. The unevenness of the series is largely due to the ill-advised decision to co-produce with different national companies (the Germans turned in the only really excellent episode, "Wrong Number"). The French casting in this case was particularly disastrous; most of the other actors were spared the humiliation of being associated with such a prize turkey when the decision was made to remove the cast list from the credits. However, the storyline is also impenetrable, the editing is clumsy and the cinematography may charitably be described as "uninspired".
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