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The Saint 

Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.
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Roger Moore ...  Simon Templar 118 episodes, 1962-1969
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The Saint is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He steals from rich criminals (gangsters and the like) and keeps the loot for himself. And he usually manages to get the rich criminals put behind bars after he's stolen their goods. Of course, Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teal regards him as a common thief, regardless of who he steals from, so the Saint must always stay one step ahead of the doggedly persistent Inspector Teal. Fortnately, his wit, charm, and savoir faire make this a fairly easy task, and the series chronicles his various exploits. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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When "The Saint" plays with fire...other people get burned! Roger Moore is Simon Templar, a 20th Century Robin Hood, alias The Saint See more »


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Official Sites:

The Saintly Bible

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon Templar See more »

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Runtime:

(118 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (season 1-4)| Color (season 5 and 6)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When directing episodes, Sir Roger Moore said that he liked to sketch how he wanted each scene to begin and end, and let the actors and actresses fill in the rest. See more »

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Referenced in My Partner the Ghost: A Sentimental Journey (1970) See more »

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Out to Get You
by Chris Andrews
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Simon In The '60's
28 July 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

The show that made Roger Moore a star and rightly so. After forty-three years no-one has matched his version of 'The Saint'. He brought warmth and charisma to the role, as well as directing episodes such as 'The House On Dragon's Rock'. He was supported by Britain's finest actors such as Julie Christie, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Peter Wyngarde, Edward Woodward and Ronnie Barker. Who can forget the late Ivor Dean as the hapless, gum-chewing 'Inspector Teal'? The scripts were of a very high calibre, often derived from Charteris' short stories ( the later colour shows boasted original plots ) from writers such as Terry Nation, Terence Feely, Donald James and John Kruse. Leslie Charteris was impressed with Kruse, describing him as 'the real find of the operation'. Unlike later versions, this 'Saint' fitted its time period ( the '60's ) like a glove. Edwin Astley's 'Saint' theme was the cherry on the cake. The show only ended because Roger Moore wanted to move on. Had he stayed, it would have lasted well into the '70's.


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