The Saint (1962–1969)
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Vendetta for the Saint: Part 1 

Templar is having a drink at a bar in Naples when he witnesses a mêlée between two of the customers. It appears that one of them has mistaken the other for an old colleague. Templar's ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim O'Connolly

Writers:

Leslie Charteris (by), Harry W. Junkin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Simon Templar
Ian Hendry ... Alessandro Destamio
Rosemary Dexter ... Gina Destamio
Aimi MacDonald Aimi MacDonald ... Lily
George Pastell ... Marco Ponti
Marie Burke ... Donna Maria
Fulton Mackay ... James Euston
Peter Kristof Peter Kristof ... Giorgio
Peter Madden ... Lo Zio
Guy Deghy ... Maresciallo
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... The Maid
Edward Evans ... The Bank Manager
Malya Nappi Malya Nappi ... The Bank Clerk
Charles Houston ... Hotel Reception Clerk
Salmaan Peerzada ... Airline Clerk (as Salmaan Peer)
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Templar is having a drink at a bar in Naples when he witnesses a mêlée between two of the customers. It appears that one of them has mistaken the other for an old colleague. Templar's suspicions are raised the next morning when he reads in the newspapers that one of the men has been murdered. He begins to investigate only to find himself thrown into the world of the Sicilian Mafia, and that few people are willing to help him. Written by Sebastian Tombs <sebastian.tombs@jyanet.com>

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One man against the mighty mafia!


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Official Sites:

Saint home page

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die sizilianische Mafia See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The helicopter seen (F-BOSD) is a SUD Aviation SA3180 Alouette II c/n 1966. This model is differentiated from the Alouette III by its open frame tail boom. See more »

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The newspaper article of the assassination seen at about 6:30 has the picture and headline pasted on over a different article. See more »

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Edited into Vendetta for the Saint (1969) See more »

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One Of Simon's Toughest Adventures
11 December 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

The two-part "Saint" episode "Vendetta for the Saint" has here been cobbled together to make one seamless adventure package. Those two episodes, numbers 113 and 114 (out of 118), first aired in January '69, but have never made it to U.S. syndication. So don't look for them with other Season 5 and 6 episodes occasionally showing on the cable station BBC-America. That's a real shame, as this is one of the toughest adventures that Simon Templar has ever gotten himself involved in, in a long history of sticking his neck out for friends and casual acquaintances! Here, he goes to Sicily to take on all of the Mafia, after a stranger he meets in a bar is rubbed out by the Mob. The film features beautiful location shooting, the large cast typical of these programs, a more straightforward story line (some of the "Saint" episodes seem excessively complicated to me, many with gratuitous surprise endings), and some real harrowing moments for Simon. The old boy sure does have a tough time here, running all over the Palermo countryside as numerous Mafia goons hunt him down on motorbikes. A definite plus is that this DVD is just beautiful to look at; what an improvement over the televised "Saint"s! The colors are absolutely lustrous here; an absolutely first-rate transfer! My only problem with this exciting film, actually, was Ian Hendry, a terrific British actor who was here miscast, I feel, as an Italian don. Somehow, the Ipswich-born Hendry does not fully convince as a Sicilian. This quibble aside, "Vendetta for the Saint" should provide an excellent evening's entertainment for all Simon Templar fans.


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