The Saint on TV
Episode 17: The Saint Sees it Through
"THE SAINT SEES IT THROUGH"
Original ITC press release.
The Saint, asked to help break one of the biggest international art
smuggling rings in history, finds that a former girl friend is closely
The effectiveness of the United Nations doesn't always stem from the
momentous decisions made in the General Assembly. There are thousands of
small co-operative efforts - where nation and nation get together on minor
Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), finds himself working on one of
these issues after the death of a man named Hans Boreman, a sailor off a
German freighter, in a New York traffic accident. United Nations officials
have identified him as a man associated with an international art smuggling
ring operating from Hamburg, Germany. A valuable Raphael miniature, one of
twelve paintings of the Apostles stolen in Moscow, has turned up in a New
York luggage locker, and Boreman is suspected of having smuggled it in.
There has been an official request from Moscow to Washington for action.
A picture of a girl has been found on Boreman, inscribed: "To
Hans....Love.....Lili". The girl is recognised as an actress, Lili Klausner
(MARGIT SAAD). The Saint knows her. In fact, he was once very much in love
So the Saint goes to Hamburg, where his contact is an agent named Fritz
Kapel (GORDON STERNE). The rendezvous is near a night club called Tante
Ada's. The Saint finds Kapel dressed in a merchant seaman's outfit, and is
told that the gang operate from Tante Ada's. Kapel himself has reached the
stage when he is hoping that he will be used as the next carrier and that
the painting will be handed over to him that night. The man to do so will be
a Dr. Sellerman (JOSEPH FURST). Lili Klausner works in the club.
The Saint's reunion with Lili is a painful one, recalling old memories, and
even now she refuses to tell him why she walked out on him. He meets
Sellerman and also Tante Ada (ELSPETH MARCH), and it is obvious that they
have some sort of hold over Lili. Resenting Zellerman's arrogant attitude
towards the girl, The Saint knocks him out, and Lili leaves with the man she
once loved. They go to Lili's apartment, but Tante Ada follows, apologises,
and persuades her to return to the club.
Kapel is murdered, but before he dies he manages to whisper to the Saint:
"Get Zellerman ..... and Tante Ada". To do so, the Saint has to embark on
the most dangerous venture he has ever undertaken. It entails not only
discovering the tragic truth about Lili but disguising himself as a sailor
convincingly enough to hoodwink the gang.
NB All spellings and punctuation as in the original.
ROGER MOORE as SIMON TEMPLAR
MARGIT SAAD as LILI
JOSEPH FURST as DR. ZELLERMAN
ELSPETH MARCH as TANTE ADA
GUY DEGHY as EBERHARD
LARRY CROSS as JOHN HAMILTON
GORDON STERNE as FRITZ KAPEL
CARL DUERING as POLICE CAPTAIN
PETER PERKINS as OTTO
GRAEME BRUCE as POLICEMAN
GARON GARDNER as HAT-CHECK-GIRL
Produced by Robert S Baker and Monty Berman
Directed by Robert S Baker
Screenplay by Ian Martin