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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.

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... The Saint
... Amos Klein
... Galaxy Rose
Kenneth J. Warren ... Warlock
Philip Locke ... Frug
Tom Clegg ... Monk
... Bishop
Roy Hanlon ... Nero Jones
... Carol Henley
Peter Ashmore ... Finlay-Hugoson
Frank Maher ... Rip Savage
... Carson
... Ma
Joe Gibbons ... Pa
... 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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8 December 1968 (UK)  »

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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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The Best Heist Movie Ever
15 July 2004 | by See 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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