THE SAINT (1962 – 1969)

Creator:  Leslie Charteris.

Cast:  Roger MooreIvor DeanLeslie Crawford

The Saint is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He steals from rich criminals (gangsters and the like) and keeps the loot for himself. And he usually manages to get the rich criminals put behind bars after he’s stolen their goods. Of course, Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teal regards him as a common thief, regardless of who he steals from, so the Saint must always stay one step ahead of the doggedly persistent Inspector Teal. Fortnately, his wit, charm, and savoir faire make this a fairly easy task, and the series chronicles his various exploits.
I remember seeing this series back in the 80’s they were doing reruns at the time, Roger Moore nailed his roles as a modern robin hood who steals from the rich criminals. It was a cool series at the time even now. It is a classic cult series. Most of the wardrobe Moore wore in the series was his own. This series started in Black and white, later on was in color. At the beginning of the series Roger Moore was talking to the audience in character and when the switch to color it went to a simple narration. The saint began as a mystery series and he went on became more as a spy series. I truly enjoy this series. The have in in DVD now and I am pretty sure you can find it on Netflix.


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