Tag: The Saint

The Saint Who Became A Bond

Before there was a Bond at the movie theaters, there was Simon Templar on the small screen. The Saint, A Master thief with a playboy mannerism and Robin Hood complex ruled as a television series starring the future James Bond, Roger Moore and was made in the UK with an eye on the American market, […]

The Persuaders

From Saint To Playboy The Persuaders was the most ambitious and expensive television action/adventure series ever produced. Starring future James Bond, Roger Moore as Lord Brett Sinclair and American counterpart Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde, two international playboys. Much of the humor of the show derived from playful observations about the differences between British and […]

James Bond’s Blaxploitation Movie

While filming Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die was chosen as the next Ian Fleming novel to be adapted because screenwriter Tom Mackiewitz thought it would be daring to use black villains, as the Black Panthers and other racial movements were active at this time. Sean Connery was originally slated to reprise his starring […]