The Saint: Season 5, Episode 8

The Man Who Liked Lions (2 Jul. 1967)

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In Rome the Saint is due to meet Tony, a journalist friend anxious to tell him about a man who 'liked lions' but Tony is found dead, stabbed with a knife carved with a lion's head. Claudia,... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tiberio Magadino
Suzanne Lloyd ...
Claudia Molinelli
Michael Wynne ...
Franco de Cesarie
Jeremy Young ...
Inspector Galba
Michael Forrest ...
Det. Vittorio Leale
Tony Allard (as Edward Bishop)
Peter Elliott ...
Rudolfo Berreeni
Nike Arrighi ...
Serafino Zambini
Robert Russell ...
Steven Scott ...
Phyllis Montefiore ...
Princess Alexandra


In Rome the Saint is due to meet Tony, a journalist friend anxious to tell him about a man who 'liked lions' but Tony is found dead, stabbed with a knife carved with a lion's head. Claudia, Tony's girlfriend, tells the Saint that Tony's diary should contain a clue as to the reason for his murder but other addressees in the diary are also dying off. Eventually the Saint meets Tiberio, the self-confessed man who liked lions and clearly the head of an illegal organization. He invites the Saint to a Roman costume party where his aim is, literally, to feed the Saint to the lions. Written by don @ minifie-1

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2 July 1967 (USA)  »

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Look beyond the silliness
18 July 2011 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Up until recently, i.e. the last time I watched it, I didn't think much of "The Man who Liked Lions".

It was the silly ending that put me off. Now, it's still a silly ending but take that away and it is actually a rather good story - a tale of corruption and murder and lives destroyed.

And of one man who, despite all the warnings, is prepared to dig deep and find the truth. If I didn't know better I would say it's a Charteris original. Although it would appear it isn't.

On the acting front Suzanne Lloyd is, as ever, superb, producing - to my untrained ear - one of the best Italian accents I have ever heard. Meanwhile Peter Wyngarde is all confident menace. Crazy but definitely not stupid. Sadly his believability goes seriously downhill towards the end. Perhaps even he realised it was all getting a bit silly.

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