The Saint

Season 5 Episode 3

The Russian Prisoner

Aired Unknown Oct 14, 1966 on ITV
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The Russian Prisoner

A Russian physicist attending a international disarmament conference in Geneva wants to defect to the United States.

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  • Amusing at times, but not one of the best

    I won't go into detail or spoilers, but suffice it to say that Yootha Joyce's role as Milanov makes this episode feel as if it elements were lifted out of the 1963 Bond outing, From Russia With Love.

    No, I take that back. Milanov is an obvious copy of Rosa Klebb. It is debatable whether this detracts from the plot - or not - but it does offer a very amusing scene at the Russian banquet, where Moore's incomparable blend of swave comedy is played to perfection.

    The plot twist at the end is interesting, but given the poor pacing (and slightly claustrophobic framing) of the episode, you may or may not feel cheated out of a more satisfactory conclusion.

    Nevertheless, an enjoyable entry to the series.moreless
Penelope Horner

Penelope Horner

Irma Jorovitch

Guest Star

Joseph Fürst

Joseph Fürst

Professor Karel Jorovitch

Guest Star

Guy Deghy

Guy Deghy

Inspector Oscar Kleinhaus

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    • Simon: To me, the mountains of Switzerland are at their best in summer. Green, dazzling, towering, and beautiful. But Switzerland is more than just scenery. Apart from being famous for cheese, chocolate, and cuckoo clocks, Geneva--the country's most elegant city--plays host to literally thousands of committees, delegations, and assemblies from every capital in the world. This gives Geneva Airport an atmosphere of rather... ominous international intrigue. One senses this the moment one arrives. Secret police, perhaps. Maybe. Swiss Police, positively. And (sees a beautiful woman) other items of what I call very definite interest. Today sees the start of the international disarmament conference. I place among the delegates, the impeccable British, God bless 'em. The efficient Americans--what would we do without them? And the inscrutable Russians--what can we do with them?

    • Clerk: Ah, Mr. Templar. You're enjoying yourself in Geneva?
      Simon: I enjoy myself everywhere.
      Clerk: I wish I could say the same.
      Simon: Maybe you need vitamins.

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