The Saint (1962–1969)
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The Pearls of Peace 

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Simon helps subsidise a man's dream of adventure and excitement, but the dream becomes a nightmare until a woman's devotion brings the man back to happiness.

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David Greene

Writers:

Leslie Charteris (by), Richard Harris (screenplay by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Moore ... Simon Templar
Dina Paisner ... Consuelo
Erica Rogers ... Joss Hendry
Bob Kanter ... Brad Ryan
Robin Hughes ... Harry Tiltman
John Barrard ... Carlos the Pedlar
Warren Stanhope ... Mike Harris
Frank Olegario ... Bartender
Hugh Futcher ... Delivery Boy
Steven Scott ... Hotel Clerk
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The Saint's visited by Joss Hendry, whose fiancé, Brad, disappeared in Mexico, 3 years ago trying to find the list pear poster beds of San Domingo. She's recently heard from Brad saying he has the pearls. Joss asks Simon to accompany her, and get the pearls for her. When Templar meets Brad, he finds he's been blind after a fight and is dependent on the plain but adoring Consuelo, who feeds his delusion that he's actually located valuable pearls. The Saint decides he'ill help the couple, at the expense of greedy Joss. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1962 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Unusual - but good
21 June 2013 | by winstonfgSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with kmoh-1 (although I liked his review): I rather liked this episode.

It's a bit slower than most and, unusually, the Saint is really only a bit part in the story until the last 15 minutes or so; but it has some elements of the two Humphrey Bogart "Sierra" movies: greed, avarice, double-cross, disfigurement, pity, caring, and the nature of beauty.

Perhaps a bit much for a one-hour show, but I though it was an honest try - although I have to admit, I could have done without the last 2 minutes of syrupy "summing up".

Perhaps kmoh isn't quite as old as me - I started watching 'the Saint' around 1965 - so what he sees as "sexist" I just see as 1962 (the year this episode came out). Perhaps if he could look past that, he'd see what I did: a nicely-crafted story, well played.

I doubt if he'd say the same if it was a Bogie movie he'd been watching. :-)


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