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The Fiction-Makers (1968)

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

Director:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... The Saint
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 is 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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The Saint's most dangerous mission!


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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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Mono

Color:

Color (photographed in) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious any similarity to actual persons or events is purely coincidental. See more »

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Edited from The Saint: The Fiction Makers: Part 1 (1968) See more »

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CHEER! - (8 stars out of 10)
4 February 2019 | by Front-Row-ReviewsSee all my reviews

The stage curtains open ...

Before Roger Moore was James Bond 007, he was Simon Templar, "The Saint". This 1968 film, "The Fiction-Makers", is such a fun movie to watch. It really is escapism that is campy, intelligent, and memorable. Originally shown on TV in two different episodes, they were combined for a cinema release and is now commonly packaged as a full-length movie.

Simon is asked to protect and look after a best-selling adventure novelist, a recluse woman who writes under the pseudonym of Amos Klein. And he arrives not a moment too soon as they are both abducted and taken to a veritable fortress under the control of a man who calls himself Warlock. Warlock is an obsessed fan of Klein's work, and has taken every idea she has written in her novels and brought them to life. Thinking that Templar is Klein, he forces them to assist him in planning and executing a daring heist that only his favorite novelist would be able to pull off.

For having been made in the late 60's, this film actually holds up pretty well. Moore shows off his usual wit and charm, and it is easy to see in this film why he was considered to fill the shoes of 007 after Connery and Lazenby. There is plenty of humor here as well that will generate a laugh or two along the way. And at the end of it all, you will be smiling ear to ear. "The Fiction-Makers" is a guilty pleasure - a lost gem.

I highly recommend this one. It took me a long time to find it again for my own personal collection, but now that I have it, I'll never let it go.


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