The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television of Leslie Charteris' Robin Hood of Modern Crime, Simon Templar, 1928-1992

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2003 - Performing Arts - 431 pages
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The now legendary character created by Leslie Charteris has survived nearly three-quarters of a century of perilous action and narrow escapes with nary a hair out of place nor the slightest jolt to his jauntily tipped halo. From his earliest days battling "crooks, blood suckers, traders in vice and damnation" (and cracking the occasional safe on the side), the Saint has captured the imaginations of millions. Using the voluminous correspondence and writings of author Leslie Charteris and examining the many incarnations of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint," in other media, a detailed history emerges. Includes plot synopses of the radio and television programs, with air dates and production credits; descriptions of the movies and their credits; a bibliography, reviews of the books, and quotes from the principals.
 

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This book is indeed a good buy if you want to learn more about the character of The Saint and his creator Leslie Charteris. Most of the other reviewers already touched on the positive aspects of the ... Read full review

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Huge fan of the Saint I can relate to the Saint and his life ! I grew up in a house of people that read a lot and Burl Barer is the hands down my hat goes off to him for The Return of the Saint and he is undoubtly the grand master and only person alive , that is authorised and officially capable with his extensive knowledge will put it together the way it's supposed to be with authenticity and keeps the truth of the Saint character and he knows the entire historical aspect to keep it 100% The Saint and the fans wanted more ...I know we will see a lot more , by author Burl Barer because when you love to write it shows , it in all his books now you can also take the same adventure as I did to break frombevery day life stress and submerge your self in a great Burl Barer book,
he has kept me entertained for years with sensational true crime suspence , he should have been a detective ! You never know maybe he was, and he is just using a pen name Hmm Regardldless he knows what we like to read and movies should be made out of most of his work exciting True Crime and Edgar Award winning and Anthony Nominated , a few times times and I think we will see a lot more of super true crime Ledgend Burl Barer True Crime Master.
 

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Contents

Tremendous Logos and High Explosives
1
Empire Burlesque
29
The Dangerous Decade Multiplication for the Saint
51
Up to the Altar and into the Mythic
97
The Respectable Saint
119
Collaboration for the Saint
161
Return of the Saint and the September Seven
195
Shackled and Released
219
EPISODE AND PLAYERS GUIDE TO THE SAINT STARRING ROGER MOORE
292
RETURN OF THE SAINT SCRIPT SYNOPSES AND CREDITS
340
MYSTERY WHEEL OF ADVENTURE PRESS RELEASES AND FEATURE STORIES
365
THE SAINTS AUTOMOTIVE ICON
379
CHRONOLOGY OF THE SAINT WRITINGS
384
THE SAINT CLUB
404
INDEX
405
Copyright

THE SAINT RADIO SCRIPT SYNOPSES
245

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Burl Barer lives in Stevenson Ranch, California.

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