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The Fiction-Makers (1968)

The Saint's asked to act as a bodyguard to the best-selling adventure author Amos Klein, a young woman who uses a male pen-name.

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Roy Ward Baker (as Roy Baker)

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Leslie Charteris (The Saint by), John Kruse (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Simon Templar
Sylvia Syms ... Amos Klein
Justine Lord Justine Lord ... Galaxy Rose
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Warlock
Philip Locke ... Frug
Tom Clegg Tom Clegg ... Monk
Nicholas Smith ... Bishop
Roy Hanlon Roy Hanlon ... Nero Jones
Caron Gardner ... Carol Henley
Peter Ashmore Peter Ashmore ... Finlay-Hugoson
Frank Maher Frank Maher ... Rip Savage
Graham Armitage ... Carson
Lila Kaye ... Ma
Joe Gibbons Joe Gibbons ... Pa
Anthony Blackshaw ... Morgan
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The Saint's asked to act as a bodyguard to the best-selling adventure author Amos Klein, a young woman who uses a male pen-name.

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Although the release date of this feature length version was December 1968, the fashions and style suggest that it was filmed a lot earlier. The title sequence indeed shows a copyright year of 1966, indicating that this was filmed during the period of the first colour series of The Saint. However, the two part episode of The Saint that made up this feature length version, was not aired until the latter part of the final season. In the rest of those episodes for that final series, Roger Moore's hair is noticeably longer, darker and with longer sideburns. See more »

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References Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) See more »

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The Best Heist Movie Ever
15 July 2004 | by rcraig62See all my reviews

Granted, I've never seen Rififi or Grand Slam, but this one-time TV two-parter of The Saint that was later given a theatrical release is to me, the best heist movie I've ever watched. Roger Moore stars, in his pre-Bond days, in a sendup of James Bond pictures, as Simon Templar, he is sent to protect the identity of a fictional Ian Fleming named Amos Klein, who prefers to remain anonymous to the public. It turns out that Mr. Klein is actually a girl, and she and Templar are kidnapped by a gang who take their identities from the baddies in Klein's book and Klein is asked to produce a real-life device to break into an actual fortress of a bank.

The comedy is hilarious, and the spoof of Bond works on so many levels: it's a Bond movie that spoofs Bond played by a James Bond. Roger Moore may only be able to play one thing, but he plays it wonderfully with effortless charm, Sylvia Syms is terrific as Klein, and Kenneth J. Warren outstanding as the Klein devotee/gang leader Warlock. This is a sadly lost piece of work and one of the most underrated movies in the world. And I never fail to laugh when Moore scolds Ken Warren for behaving "like a mentally deficient buffalo." 4 **** out of 4


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Angyal elrablása See more »

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Color (photographed in) (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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