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Episode 28: The Saint Plays with Fire
"THE SAINT PLAYS WITH FIRE"
The Saint steps into a neo-Nazi campaign in England after the death of a
newspaperman who was about to reveal the truth.
A blazing country house brings death to the newspaperman working on the
story behind a new Nazi party that has risen in England; death also comes to
the photographer who had unearthed the names of the financial supporters of
At first, it is only Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), who suspects
that the newspaperman's death was not an accident. He was passing the house
at the time.
A lot of people are involved. One is a lovely young socialite, Lady Valerie
Woodchester (JUSTINE LORD). She knows a lot - so much so that she ventures
on a blackmail campaign. She has in her possession the article that was
about to be published.
Behind the scenes are a German industrialist, Kane Luker (JOSEPH FURST) -
the real figure behind the new party. The wealthy Sidney Fairweather (JOHN
ROBINSON) is one of the party's supporters, and it was at his house that the
fire took place.
Also closely involved is Sir Robert Sangore (GEOFFREY DENTON), who has a
mistaken belief in the Nazi party, though this is not known to his wife
Lady Valerie's blackmail attempts are disastrous. They lead to her
kidnapping and to the Saint being captured with when she succeeds in getting
a message to him appealing for help.
Both she and the Saint come very close to death before Lady Sangore
discovers the truth about her husband and persuades him to change his views
about his associates and to take action before it is too late.
But is Sangore in time to prevent the ruthless Luker reaching the article
and destroying the evidence that will bring ruin to his party and those
associated with it?
ROGER MOORE as SIMON TEMPLAR
JOSEPH FURST as KANE LUKER
JUSTINE LORD as LADY VALERIE
JOHN ROBINSON as SIDNEY FAIRWEATHER
MARGARETTA SCOTT as LADY SANGORE
GEOFFREY DENTON as SIR ROBERT SANGORE
IVOR DEAN as INSPECTOR TEAL
ROBERT BROWN as JACMAN
RAYMOND ADAMSON as NORTON
JOHN HOLLIS as WEST
JOE ROBINSON as AUSTIN
TONY BECKLEY as JOHN KENNET
JOHN KELLAND as RALPH WINDLAY
Produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman
Directed by Robert S. Baker
Screenplay by John Kruse