The Saint: Season 5, Episode 3

The Russian Prisoner (13 Aug. 1967)

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Whilst in Switzerland the Saint helps Professor Jorovitch and his daughter Irma defect from the Russian Embassy to the West, being pursued by ruthless Soviet security officers.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Penelope Horner ...
Irma Jorovitch
Joseph Fürst ...
Karel Jorovitch (as Joseph Furst)
Guy Deghy ...
Insp. Oscar Kleinhaus
Yootha Joyce ...
Godfrey Quigley ...
Anthony Booth ...
Robert Crewdson ...
Mikhail Zhukov
Sandor Elès ...
Andre (as Sandor Eles)
Raymond Adamson ...
Guard at Villa
Alexis Chesnakov ...
William Buck ...


Whilst on holiday in Switzerland the Saint is approached by Irma Jorovitch who says she has come from Sweden, where she was raised by her mother, at the request of her father, a Russian professor who is in Geneva for a conference and anxious to defect to the West. However he is being held prisoner in a lakeside chateau by Soviet officers and she begs the Saint to free him. A plot is hatched but inevitably the Russian prisoner is not what he first appears to be. Written by don@minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

13 August 1967 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Simon Templar: Switzerland... world famous for cheese, chocolate, and cuckoo clocks.
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The greatest Saint of all
15 July 2011 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think this is my favourite Saint episode ever. It was made at the perfect moment, when the production team were at the peak of their powers, they had made the move to colour and they still had some original Charteris stories to play with.

And what a story. Charteris, like so many crime writers and so few novelists was absolutely right about communism and here he beautifully captures the sheer nastiness of the Soviet Union.

Yootha Joyce is brilliantly chilling as the KGB station chief. It's not difficult to see how she bagged the role of Mildred Roper. Another brilliant piece of casting sees Tony Blair's father-in-law, Tony Booth, play the sinister KGB thug - a role he adapts to worryingly easily.

Even the minor characters like the hotel receptionist, the chief Russian diplomat and Inspector Kleinhaus are beautifully drawn.

And the final twist you (or, at least, I) just don't see coming.

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