Simon goes to the help of an American girl who is being over-charged by a taxi-driver in Rome - and becomes involved in a kidnapping case, with dramatic developments.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Governor Hudson Inverest
Maude Inverest
Tony Unciello
Inspector Buono
Signora Unciello
Sue Inverest
Ada Harmer (as Anita Sharp Bolster)
Charles Irwin ...
Eddie Harmer
Tony Arpino ...


Holidaying in Rome, the Saint befriends Sue Inverest, the daughter of American governor Hudson Inverest, who is later kidnapped by mobster Tony Unciello. Unciello is demanding Inverest order the reprieve of another gangster, his brother, on Death Row in an American jail. The Saint discovers where Sue is being held and purposely has himself caught by Unciello in a plot that will utilize a little Latin touch. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

11 October 1962 (UK)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first of three appearances of Warren Mitchell as Marco Di Cesari. See more »


When Unicello flips the card behind his hand (in the opening restaurant scene), it is a five of diamonds before he does the "trick", but a four of spades when we see it from behind. See more »


Ada Harmer: For Heavens shake Eddie, stop haggling! We've only got 45 minutes for the Colosseum and we haven't even started!
[Staring at the Colosseum]
Ada Harmer: It looks much better than Cecil B. DeMille's movies!
Eddie Harmer: They need to fix it up a bit, it has no roof on it!
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One of the Weaker Episodes
17 December 2008 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

One of the weakest episodes of the series. The producers of this type of show were convinced that 1960's viewers got off on faked exotic locations and dumpy blonde's; this episodes suffers from both. Unfortunately neither the story nor the guest stars are top shelf so Moore has to carry things, with a bit of comic relief help from his Italian sidekick Taxi driver (played by Warren Mitchell).

The Saint is knocked out in Rome during the kidnapping of a dumpy blonde.

It turns out that she is the daughter of a United States Governor, who is visiting Rome as part of a trade commission. The kidnapper turns out to be the older brother of a death row prisoner back in the Governor's home state. and instead of a ransom he wants a reprieve for his murderer brother. The title comes from Simon's clever use of the Latin language to pass along a clue.

The only notable thing is an appearance by character actor Robert Easton, playing an American embassy official. Unfortunately it is a straight role without his trademark drawl.

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