The Saint (1962–1969)

The Damsel in Distress 

Simon helps an Italian family who owns a London restaurant when a conman leaves one of their members with child. The Saint takes a particular interest when he discovers the conman left the country with a million pounds.


Peter Yates


Leslie Charteris (by), Paul Erickson (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Moore ... Simon Templar
Richard Wyler ... Allessandro Naccaro
Katherine Woodville ... Barbara Astral (as Catherine Woodville)
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Domenick Naccaro
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Guiseppe Rolfieri
Ivor Dean ... Inspector Teal
Ray Austin ... Arthur
John Bluthal ... Guido Naccaro
Camilla Hasse Camilla Hasse ... Maria Naccaro
Gwynneth Tighe Gwynneth Tighe ... Jennifer


The Saint is approached by Italian restaurateur Domenick Naccaro and his family. Domenick's daughter Maria has had a baby by a fraudster called Rolfieri, who promised to marry her but fled the country back to Italy having embezzled vast sums of money. The Saint follows him to Florence along with Maria's brother Allessandro, and, under an alias, takes a job with him. Before long, however, the Saint's cover is blown and he finds himself - not for the first time - in a very perilous position, in a car with cut brakes hurtling down a hillside. He must escape if he is to help the damsel in distress. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

31 December 1964 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plane used for the escape (G-ARNV) was a Procaer F.15B Picchio and was lost in the Irish Sea on 9/9/1969. See more »


The car Templar was pushed off in to fake an accident was a Chevrolet Nova, but the view from inside the car and when it came to rest was a totally different car. See more »

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