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Leslie Charteris (1907–1993)

Worked in a tin mine, on a rubber plantation, as a gold prospector, as a bartender and as a professional bridge player before writing. The first Saint book, written when he was 20 years old, was his third book and the only one of his first five novels to feature the Saint. Wrote nearly a hundred Saint adventures in total, wrote the scripts for ... See full bio »


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 2017 The Saint (TV Movie) (characters)
 1997 The Saint (character)
 1994 The Saint: The Software Murders (TV Movie) (character)
 1990 Over My Dead Body (TV Series) (suggested by a story by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1990) ... (suggested by a story by)
 1990 The Saint: The Big Bang (TV Movie) (character)
 1989 The Saint: Fear in Fun Park (TV Movie) (character)
 1989 The Saint: Wrong Number (TV Movie) (character)
 1989 The Saint: The Blue Dulac (TV Movie) (character)
 1989 The Saint: The Brazilian Connection (TV Movie) (character)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (character - 1 episode)
- The Saint in Manhattan (1987) ... (character)
 1978-1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series) (by - 24 episodes)
- The Diplomat's Daughter (1979) ... (by)
- Appointment in Florence (1979) ... (by)
- Dragonseed (1979) ... (by)
- Vicious Circle (1979) ... (by)
- The Obono Affair (1979) ... (by)
 1979 The Saint and the Brave Goose (character)
  The Saint (TV Series) (by - 118 episodes, 1962 - 1969) (original story - 46 episodes, 1962 - 1969) (adapted from an original story by - 3 episodes, 1966) (adapted from the original story by - 2 episodes, 1966) (adapted from: "The Gold Standard" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "The Masked Angel" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "The National Debt" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "The Questing Tycoon" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "The Case of the Frightened Inn-keeper" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "Arizona" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "The Man From St. Louis" - 1 episode, 1965) (original story: "The Impossible Crime" - 1 episode, 1965) (adapted from: "The Unlicensed Victuallers" - 1 episode, 1964) (novella "The Appaling Politican" - 1 episode, 1964) (original story: "The Inland Revenue" - 1 episode, 1964) (original story: "The Black Market" - 1 episode, 1963) (original story: "The Spanish War" - 1 episode, 1963) (original story: "The Beauty Specialist" - 1 episode, 1963) (original story: "Hollywood" - 1 episode, 1963) (original story: "The Sizzling Saboteur" - 1 episode, 1963)
- The World Beater (1969) ... (by)
- Portrait of Brenda (1969) ... (by)
- The Man Who Gambled with Life (1969) ... (by)
- The Ex-King of Diamonds (1969) ... (by)
- Vendetta for the Saint: Part 2 (1969) ... (by) / (original story)
 1969 Vendetta for the Saint (The Saint by) / (story - uncredited)
 1968 The Fiction-Makers (The Saint by)
 1966 The Saint Lies in Wait (character)
 1960 The Dance of Death (story "Palm Springs")
 1953 The Saint's Girl Friday (story "The Saint's Girl Friday")
 1946 Two Smart People (screenplay)
 1945 River Gang (screenplay)
 1945 Lady on a Train (original story)
 1941 The Saint Meets the Tiger (novel "The Saint Meets the Tiger")
 1941 The Saint's Vacation (from the story by) / (screenplay)
 1941 The Saint in Palm Springs (story)
 1940 The Saint Takes Over (featuring "The Saint" created by)
 1940 The Saint's Double Trouble (from the story by)
 1939 The Saint in London (story "The Million Pound Day")
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back (novel "Angels Of Doom")
 1938 The Saint in New York (novel)
 1933 Midnight Club (screenplay)
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Novel: "Thieves' Picnic" (aka "The Saint Bids Diamonds", "The Saint at the Thieves' Picnic"). See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on his choice of 'Templar' as the surname for his detective "The Saint"] Ah, there came a truly romantic fetish. My first, even pre-adolescent, idols were the giants of the legends of chivalry. The Knights of the Round Table--the Chevalier Bayard, Roland and Oliver, D'Artagnan as interpreted by Douglas Fairbanks. The age of the glorified goon had not yet dawned, thank Heavens, at least in time ... See more »


Charteris's papers are in a collection held by Boston University. This collection includes manuscripts for the only two unpublished "Saint" novels: "Bet on the Saint," which was written by Fleming Lee and Leslie Charteris, and "The Saint's Lady," a manuscript written by Joy Martin and submitted to Charteris. See more »

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