Simon becomes interested in an oriental diplomat's pearl necklace.

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Jeannine Roger
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Madam Chen (as Jacqui Chan)
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Sergeant Leduc
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Inspector Quercy
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Lo Yung (as Eric Young)
Martin Miller ...
Jerome
Peter Elliott ...
Kwan Li
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Raymond Fouquet
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Louis Peyrac
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In Paris, the Saint attends a reception for the dictatorial Oriental Stateswoman Madame Chen, who owns a priceless pearl necklace.He recognizes her personal assistant as Jeannine Roger, a lady who has, in the past, been a thief, although she assures the Saint that she has now reformed. An attempt is made to steal the pearls but the thief is a poor Chinese who wants to sell them to help his starving people and the Saint covers for him. Now the Saint has a dual task - to help this man and to thwart Jeannine, who, he is sure, is NOT a reformed character. Written by don @ minifie-1

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22 October 1964 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A strange book and pearls in wine
25 November 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A very interesting episode about corruption in the eastern countries. A parallel with Ms Imelda Marcos is undeniable. However this episode was produced in 1964 and Ms Marcos was not in powwer before 1965.

On a very interesting note, at one point the Saint is reading a french paperback called 'Le Rempart des Béguines", from french author Françoise Mallet-Joris. This book published in 1951describes the romantic adventures between two ladies and involves bi-sexuality and homosexuality.This is very interesting given the fact that in the early sixties these subjects were usually not seen on the public screen or in TV episodes . Also, This book has been the subject of a movie see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069173/

It could be argued that this situation was known to Roger Moore himself or maybe someone on the set wanted to make a personal inside joke to the french audience. We will never know for sure,

Oh yes, there is a statement about pearls dissolving in wine... This is not true. Pearls will dissolve slowly in acetic (More than 72 hours) acid or completely in hydrochloric acid (48 hours). If it dissolve completely in wine, it would be a very bad wine.


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