The Saint (1962–1969)
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The Queen's Ransom 

In Monte Carlo the Saint saves the life of Fallouda, the ex-king of Fedyra. Fallouda tells him he aims to return to power and will raise money by selling the jewellery of his wife, Queen ... See full summary »

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... Simon Templar
... Queen Adana
... King Fallouda
... Hortense
... Michele
... Georges
... Major Aboukir
... Saleb
... Farid
... Mahmoud
... Pilot
... Mustafa
... Claude
... Bank Manager (as Jean Serret)
... First Gendarme (as Andre Charise)
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In Monte Carlo the Saint saves the life of Fallouda, the ex-king of Fedyra. Fallouda tells him he aims to return to power and will raise money by selling the jewellery of his wife, Queen Adana. The Saint and Adana set out to collect the jewels, the journey being initially icy as the queen is the daughter of a London bus driver and feels the Saint should give her more respect. Having warded off one attack the couple obtain the jewels but on the way back to meet Fallouda their car breaks down. They are offered a lift by a sweet old lady who invites them in for tea - which she has drugged because she too is after the queen's jewels. Will the Saint be able to deliver the queen's ransom? Written by don @ minifie-1

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6 August 1967 (USA)  »

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(DVD)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the story, the bad guys are using a white Jaguar with French number plates. This Jaguar was a 1959 3.4 liter SE, with the UK registration number UKV 668. It is clearly right hand drive. The white Jaguar that goes over the cliff was, in fact, an old, gray Jaguar that had been hand painted to look white. The cliff was at Betchworth in Surrey, near the railway station. See more »

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In the scene where Simon and Queen Adana stay at the country inn, the two gas pumps in front of the garage are lined up too close to the garage door opening. In another overhead shot (with Mustafa in frame), the pumps are not only misaligned but are positioned directly in front of the garage door opening, obviously giving away that they are in fact movable props. See more »

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A Candidate for best Saint episode
18 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This episode will have you watching it over & over again on DVD. Tautly directed by Roy Baker("A Night to Remember" about the Titanic) this episode could've easily been turned into a feature film. Beautiful Dawn Addams is the female guest star this time as Queen Adana. She & Simon(Roger Moore) are on the run escorting valuable jewels back to her husband, a deposed king. She & Simon have a visual & verbal dual of wits as they fly, rail & steal cars around France all while trying to elude Arab despots. They make a comically interesting pair while repeatedly avoiding attempts on their lives. My absolute favorite line in the episode and perhaps in all television, comes from veteran actress Nora Nickelson who masquerades as a sweet old lady while actually being part of the Arab gang. She beautifully upstages Moore & Addams with her old lady sweetness. After nearly poisoning Simon & the Queen she is caught and Addams playfully asks Nora if she does crime often and Nora responds by saying: "My talent for intrigue almost exactly matches my contempt for politicians." Priceless bit of dialogue. All of the Saint episodes are decent, the ones that have been put on discs. One might ask why didn't A&E market the whole library from 1962-69 going in chronological order year by year. Makes sense to me. But this particular episode, Queen's Ransom, is a gem. You can't go wrong watching it.


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