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Ed Gorman Reports: The Saint on TNT

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ed Gorman Reports: The Saint on TNT

Author Ed Gorman reports on his blog:
Glenn Hauman of ComicMix has news about a new TNT series in development:

The Saint? Again?

Simon Templar debuted in 1928 and Leslie Charteris continued writing about him until1960 when he began using ghosts to help him. Movies, TV, comic books, radio, pulps, slicks over and over in various countries...This is one durable dude.

My favorite Charteris story dates back to when George Sanders was playing the Saint at the RKO B-movie unit. Charteris bombarded the suits with letters insisting that they try getting Cary Grant for the part. Grant was by then an enormous international star...and he was going to do a series of B movie? Doubtful.

When Sanders left his younger and more vulnerable brother Tom took over. Fifteen years later Tom was aboard a bus taking him to a body pile where indigent alcoholics went to die. He didn't make it. He died en route.

The Saint may not be Tarzan or Superman or Sherlock Holmes...but he's certainly a creation who adapts well to each generation.

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Blogger Ian said...

Sigh...you'd have thought the venerable Mr Gorman could get his facts right. Tom Conway never took over the movie Saint from brother George. Conway took over the radio Saint from Vincent Price...

Monday, March 19, 2007  

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