The Saint

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Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross The Saint. A timeless figure of adventure, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media - but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.
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Roger Moore
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. The Talented Husband
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    October 4, 1962
    48min
    7+
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    Simon goes to visit an old friend, Madge, and becomes interested in her playwright husband's coloured past.
  2. 2. The Latin Touch
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    October 11, 1962
    49min
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    Simon goes to the help of an American girl who is being over-charged by a taxi-driver in Rome - and becomes involved in a kidnapping case, with dramatic developments.
  3. 3. The Careful Terrorist
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    October 18, 1962
    49min
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    A reporter friend of Simon's is callously murdered by a crooked union boss and it's up the Saint to bring him to justice.
  4. 4. The Covetous Headsman
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    October 25, 1962
    49min
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    Simon meets a gorgeous girl on a plane - and flies into drama stemming from the death of a girl's brother, and into a flashback to wartime resistance heroism.
  5. 5. The Loaded Tourist
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    November 1, 1962
    49min
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    Simon witnesses a murder and finds himself in the midst of a mystery involving a faithless wife and smuggled jewels.
  6. 6. The Pearls of Peace
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    November 8, 1962
    49min
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    Simon subsidizes 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.
  7. 7. The Arrow of God
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    November 15, 1962
    49min
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    A slimy gossip columnist is killed and it's up to Simon to find the true murderer from the list of subjects.
  8. 8. The Element of Doubt
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    November 22, 1962
    49min
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    Simon settles an account with a corrupt American attorney, using his own methods of justice to do so.
  9. 9. The Effete Angler
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    November 29, 1962
    49min
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    Simon goes fishing with a glamorous girl - and catches a much bigger net of fish than he expects.
  10. 10. The Golden Journey
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    December 6, 1962
    48min
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    Simon undergoes considerable discomfort to bring a beautiful but spoiled girl to her senses - and takes her on a hundred-mile trip.
  11. 11. The Man Who Was Lucky
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    December 13, 1962
    49min
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    Simon receives a telephone call from a bookmaker who is being threatened by a "protection" gang - and deals with the matter in his own way.
  12. 12. The Charitable Countess
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    December 20, 1962
    49min
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    In Rome, Simon cleans up a charity racket in his own style, and paves the way to a new life for a gang of juvenile delinquents.

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Directors
Leslie NormanRoy Ward Baker
Producers
Robert S. Baker
Season year
1962
Network
Shout! Factory
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AugustReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsMoore Saint Than Bond
Roger Moore was certainly the best man to portray Charteris' The Saint, but it took the series awhile to actually portray the character as in the books. The first many episodes it was really hard to figure out what was so special about him -- Templar just seemed like a good-looking do-gooder popped out of the most standard white bread mold. Then in episode 9 we finally started to see a man who would go behind the back of the law to inflict vengeance on "the ungodly" by tricking them into taking their own medicine. From that episode onward the character of the books began to emerge -- the audacious yet composed crafter of ironic and poetic justice, who unblinkingly bandied disparaging denunciations to the face of his adversaries. By the final episode of the season we could finally say, yes, this is The Saint we loved to read! The movie version of James Bond was clearly based more on the Charteris books than the Flemming ones, so naturally Moore was given the role years later. But all that started here, in this depiction of The Saint.
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Charles van BurenReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsRoger Moore was the Saint
This review is of the Shout!Factory release of twelve black and white episodes of The Saint.

These episodes are all black and white but are some of the best programs in the series. Leslie Charteris, the author of The Saint books and stories, was more closely involved in their production than he was in some of the later episodes. The early episodes were also based on original stories or novels. Unfortunately the 12 episodes available for streaming via Amazon Prime, contain no extras as do some dvd's. No trivia or cast info is provided so the viewer misses interesting things such as Jaguar being unable or unwilling to provide a car so Volvo provided a model 1800. Sales increased dramatically as the model continued to be featured throughout the seties. Roger Moore had said that it was his favorite car of those he drove in tv programs and movies.

The season numbers for The Saint are a little confusing as befits The Saint. The titles of the books and stories were very often changed and even changed back. Why should the season numbers of the TV series be any different? These 12 episodes are series one. Then there were 27 episodes in series two. Apparently when The Saint was released for worldwide distribution, the two series were combined into 39 episodes and relabeled as season one. If purchasing The Saint, it may be wise to consult an episode list to be sure of what you're getting.

I streamed this program via Amazon Prime so can not comment on any dvd's.
6 people found this helpful
JRReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsFun, stylish and vastly enjoyable.
This is a fun family friendly show that can be viewed as a "period" piece though it wasn't when it was being made. Roger Moore was as cool as the Saint as he was as James Bond and the scripts are varied enough not to be predictable from episode to episode.
Despite being a television show, the series is elegant and well shot and puts many of today's series to shame.
It is worth checking out.
10 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsEpisodes are up and down but good intro to the Saint series
Before Roger Moore became James Bond he played The Saint aka Simon Templar based upon the literary character that been popular on British radio, film, and finally with this TV series. Templar was a dapper and suave playboy who would crisscross the world, and talk directly into the camera to comment upon his situation which added to the style to the show. He would get involved in various situations and try to resolve them.

Season 1 aired in 1962. The first episode set the theme for the show where a husband was suspected of trying to kill his wife after an attractive woman played by Shirley Eaton from Goldfinger fame moved in next door. In the following shows Templar would deal with kidnappers in The Latin Touch, a corrupt union boss going after a reporter in The Careful Terrorist a murder in Paris in The Covetous Headsman, the death of a vicious gossip columnist who was attempting to turn Templar’s friends against each other in The Arrow of God, and then a beautiful but manipulative married woman in The Effete Angler again featuring Shirley Eaton.

Sometimes the episodes are too melodramatic like The Careful Terrorist. Other times they simply aren’t interesting enough like The Pearls of Peace where Templar’s friend is conned for his money on an adventure to Mexico and then his self-centered and materialistic ex-girlfriend is interested in him again because he might have made it rich. Some are just boring like The Golden Journey where Templar takes his friend’s selfish fiancé on a hike through Spain to teach her a lesson in humility. Then again, some of the stories are quite inspired like The Talented Husband where the husband takes on a secret identity. The Careful Terrorist and The Charitable Countess have Simon being a social crusader.

Overall Season 1 is a good introduction to the Saint series that would last 6 years. Templar is the jet setting world traveling playboy come detective. The stories however are a bit up and down since this was its initial outing. It would get better in the coming years.
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Life Happens Make Ice CreamReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsWonderful series, very LOUD music
This is about the Prime Video version. I love this series, swashbuckling practical justice of the Saint, the fancy old cars, etc. There are a few caveats, like the women are generally either helpless or scoundrels. Nothing in between for the most part. One exception is The Fast Women, about lady race car drivers. That had two strong women characters and a very spooky soulless villain (both of them). This is a nice show to binge watch. The one big downside is the unbearably loud music in any fight scene. The fight scenes are very well done. In Ivanhoe, Roger Moore was discovered as a leading man, but his original ambition was to be a stunt man. Many of the fight scenes get more and more campy as the series goes on, but the early episodes still have Moore doing his own stunts and it's more believable. Well think he always did his own stunts, but the choreography became more blah later. If only the music didn't force me to watch the fights at 20% volume and the rest of the show at 70% volume. The music is too distracting and loud, the voices too soft. I appreciate the subtitles though, the few DVDs of the show that I have don't have subtitles at all.
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David LuceroReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsA Classic Series in its Own Class
I grew up watching these as a kid and loved them. When I saw them available on Amazon Prime I knew I had to watch them. It's been years since I've seen them and noticed they're on Me-TV or something like that.

Roger Moore was a fine actor and took over this role after two other actors played the famous Simon Templar. He's a rich modern-day Robin Hood. The law doesn't like him and at times he seems to have more of an infamous reputation, but he always seems to be fighting for the right side. His wealth allows him to live lavishly, and the people he helps, both rich and poor, are in definite need of a man like him. Templar is witty, engaging, dapper, and the fight scenes do not show him as better-than-average. He sometimes gets knocked around pretty good. In the end he always comes through.

The scenes appear to be shot on locations in Europe and America, which makes the film all the more engaging. For its time I'm sure that was quite an expense, but also demonstrates the faith producers had in Moore and their followers. A lot of unknown actors appear in this series, some of which played in the James Bond films too. I'm not saying who though. You'll have to figure this out yourself when you watch them. I'm on episode 5 now and it's hard not binge watching them.

Sit back and enjoy. Watching Moore as Simon Templar, one cannot help see why he was selected to play James Bond in the 70s & 80s.
wild oakReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is awesome!!!
OMG, I cannot tell you how happy I am to find the full series of the original Saint on Prime Video. (I've been looking all over for this for years now.) I watched it decades ago and loved it, rewatch it now feels the same. The plots are clever, Roger Moore was great long before he became 007, it's great too for reminiscing scenery from old time Europe and more. Thank you, Amazon. Please do keep these on, it'll be a distinguishing feature for Prime Video, no doubt about that.
Frank konidariReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsthe saint is back & am ecstatic about it thank you again.
so glad I could see this on prime, despite having the DVDS & bought them digitally what can I say still love the saint! Roger Moore was superb as the saint hope the return of the saint 79 series will be on prime or digital purchase one day soon. the first season of the saint is very good but hope for remaining seasons to be available as well along with the Simon Dutton series from 89 always be a avid saint fan.
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