The Saint on TV
Episode 9: The Effete Angler
"THE EFFETE ANGLER"
The Saint goes fishing with a glamorous girl - and catches a much bigger net
of fish than he expects.
It really is for a fishing vacation that Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER
MOORE), goes to Miami - but it's a mermaid that attracts his attention when
he sets out to find a charter-boat. The girl he meets is dazzling. Her name,
she tells him, is Gloria Uckrose (SHIRLEY EATON). The fact that she is
somewhat over-anxious to flirt with him and share her charter-boat with him
is gratifying but surprising. Just sufficiently suspicious, the Saint feels,
for him to be on the alert but not to spoil his enjoyment as they make the
trip together to Nassau, with the Irish skipper Patsy O'Kevin (PATRICK
The Saint's enjoyment is not spoilt, either, by Gloria's admission that she
is married. Her husband, Clinton Uckrose (GEORGE PRAVDA), is waiting
impatiently for her boat to arrive. Owing to the fishing line getting caught
up in the rudder, it is delayed. Uckrose loses his temper when it appears at
last and he finds that Gloria has a handsome companion. His assistant,
Vincent (PAUL STASSINO), gets into a fight with the Saint, and finishes up
in the water.
Despite the presence of her husband, Gloria's interest in the Saint shows no
signs of diminishing and Clinton Uckrose's attempts to be friendly put the
Saint even more on his guard. His suspicions are increasing when he
discovers that someone has broken into his but nothing is taken.
Uckrose, he is told, is an extremely wealthy man who normally lives as Monte
Carlo, but there is never any indication about the way he makes his money.
When Gloria tells the Saint that she has fallen in love with him, is going
to leave her husband and will join him if he charters a 'plane back to the
States, he agrees to her plan - but, quite confident that she has no
intention of joining him, he persuades skipper Patsy to find him lodgings.
While apparently asleep there, an attempt is made by Vincent to murder him,
but the Saint foils him. Vincent is arrested and so is Uckrose.
The Saint hides himself on the boat and as he anticipates, Gloria comes
aboard with instructions to sail immediately..... a voyage which not only
reveals a clever smuggling plot but also the reasons for Gloria's interest
in the Saint in the first place.
ROGER MOORE as SIMON TEMPLAR
SHIRLEY EATON as GLORIA UCKROSE
GEORGE PRAVDA as CLINTON UCKROSE
PATRICK McALINNEY as PATSY O'KEVIN
PAUL STASSINO as VINCENT INNUTIO
JACK GWILLIM as SUPERINTENDENT MARSH
ROLAND BRAND as DAN MORROW
KEVIN SCOTT as DES
GLADYS TAYLOR as HOUSEKEEPER
RONALD WILSON as HOTEL BARTENDER
Produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman
Directed by Anthony Bushell
Screenplay by Norman Borisoff