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 sinners strike, call on 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 »

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Simon Templar See more »

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Runtime:

(118 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Charteris guarded the rights to his creation closely, and earlier attempts to televise his stories had come to nothing. Producers Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman were recommended by John Paddy Carstairs, who had befriended the writer while directing The Saint in London (1939) (and who would direct The Saint: The Arrow of God (1962) and The Saint: The Romantic Matron (1964) for this run); Lew Grade proposed a budget of thirty thousand pounds per episode, which also helped convince Charteris that Templar was in safe hands. See more »

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Charming and sophisticated
18 October 2003 | by carfloSee all my reviews

During the 1960's, there were two imports that represented everything that is sophisticated and elegant in British TV: The Avengers and The Saint. The Saint is not as well known as The Avengers, but it should be. The Saint, Simon Templar, played to perfection by Roger Moore, is the hero of many mystery novels by Leslie Charteris. Roger Moore's Simon Templar is charming, suave, sexy and smart. Simon is less cynical and more caring than James Bond and relies on his wits rather gadgets to get himself out of trouble. He is a semi-reformed thief who uses his burglar skills to outwit rich and powerful evil doers and rescue the innocent. If you have the chance, please see The Saint. If you liked The Avengers, you will not be disappointed.


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