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The Saint Is Heard

Written by: Leslie Charteris
Narrated by: Vincent Price, Larry Dobkin
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins

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"The Saint - sprung from the pen of Leslie Charteris, his adventures fill 30 books, a dozen motion pictures - and now, by radio, he is yours for the next half hour."

Simon Templar, played here by Vincent Price (with Barry Sullivan substituting in two episodes), was wealthy and refined. He was well dressed, well traveled, and well educated. He was also The Saint, the "Robin Hood of modern crime", who was not afraid to break the law if that's what had to be done to ensure that justice was served.

Larry Dobkin co-stars as Louie the Cabbie in these digitally restored and remastered tales that find Templar sailing, skiing, and delving in to the disparate worlds of mining, baseball, prizefighting, mystery writing, and more. The Saint sets all manner of matters straight, all the while maintaining excellent form.

Episodes include: "The Saint Goes Underground", 07-31-49; "Greed Causes Murder", 08-14-49; "A Schizophrenic Psychiatrist" (a.k.a. "The Colorblind Killer"), 09-18-49; "The Sinister Sneeze", 06-11-50; "The Problem of the Peculiar Payoff", 07-09-50; "Follow the Leader", 07-16-50; "The Frightened Author", 07-23-50; "The Case of the Previewed Crime", 07-30-50; "The Corpse Said Ouch", 08-06-50; "Cupid and the Corpse", 08-27-50; "Baseball Murder", 09-03-50; "The Horrible Hamburger", 09-10-50; "The Ghost That Giggled", 09-17-50; "Dossier on a Doggone Dog", 09-24-50; "It's Snow Use" 10-29-50; "Miss Godby's School for Girls", 11-05-50; "The Dame on the Doorstep", 11-12-50; "No Hiding Place", 11-19-50; "The Terrible Tintype", 11-26-50; and "Martin Hickerson, Private Eye", 12-03-50.

©2010 Leslie Charteris (P)2010 RSPT LLC

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  • Chris Coyne
  • 31-03-15

The Saint.

I love the Saint. Over the years I've watched the Roger Moore show and I loved it. I have seen the Val Kimer and George Sanders movies. I have read the books, also my favorite kind of books. This is the first time I've heard it on radio. Vincent Price I've only seen him in his horror films or when he used to host PBS Mystery. He really does a good job as Simon Templer. He brings the right kind of humor and romantic figure out of the character. This show has a lot of humor and drama and action to satisfy any Saint fans.

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  • Ms K. R. Griffiths
  • 23-12-18

Ten hours is Saintly action

A good enjoyable listen.. The n sin down side is the Americanisation of a cry British character