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The Saint is the nickname of the fictional character Simon Templar , featured in a series of novels and short stories by Leslie Charteris published between and After that date, other authors collaborated with Charteris on books until ; two additional works produced without Charteris's participation were published in The character has also been portrayed in motion pictures , radio dramas , comic strips , comic books and three television series.

Templar has aliases, often using the initials S. Blessed with boyish humour, he makes humorous and off-putting remarks and leaves a " calling card " at his "crimes," a stick figure of a man with a halo over his head. This is used as the logo of the books, the movies, and the three TV series. He is described as "a buccaneer in the suits of Savile Row , amused, cool, debonair, with hell-for-leather blue eyes and a saintly smile".

His origin remains a mystery; he is explicitly British, but in early books e. Meet the Tiger there are references which suggest that he had spent some time in the United States battling Prohibition bad guys.

Presumably, his acquaintance with Bronx sidekick Hoppy Uniatz dates from this period. In the books, his income is derived from the pockets of the "ungodly" as he terms those who live by a lesser moral code than his own , whom he is given to "socking on the boko.

Templar's targets include corrupt politicians, warmongers, and other low life. A term used by Templar to describe his acquisitions is " boodle ," a term also applied to the short story collection.

The Saint has a dark side, as he is willing to ruin the lives of the "ungodly," and even kill them, if he feels that more innocent lives can be saved. In the early books, Templar refers to this as murder, although he considers his actions justified and righteous, a view usually shared by partners and colleagues.

Several adventures centre on his intention to kill. During the s and early s, the Saint is fighting European arms dealers, drug runners, and white slavers while based in his London home. Beginning with the "Arizona" novella, Templar is fighting his own war against Germany.

The later books move from confidence games, murder mysteries, and wartime espionage, and place Templar as a global adventurer. According to Saint historian Burl Barer , Charteris made the decision to remove Templar from his usual confidence-game trappings, not to mention his usual co-stars Uniatz, girlfriend Patricia Holm , valet Orace, and police foil Claud Eustace Teal , as they were all inappropriate for the post-war stories he was writing.

Although the Saint functions as an ordinary detective in some stories, others depict ingenious plots to get even with vanity publishers and other rip-off artists, greedy bosses who exploit their workers, con men, etc. The Saint has many partners, though none last throughout the series. For the first half until the late s, the most recurrent is Patricia Holm, his girlfriend, who was introduced in the first story, the novel Meet the Tiger , in which she shows herself a capable adventurer.

Holm appeared erratically throughout the series, sometimes disappearing for books at a time. Templar and Holm lived together in a time when common-law relationships were uncommon and, in some areas, illegal. They have an easy, non-binding relationship, as Templar is shown flirting with other women from time to time.

However, his heart remains true to Holm in the early books, culminating in his considering marriage in the novella The Melancholy Journey of Mr. Teal , only to have Holm say she had no interest in marrying. Holm disappeared in the late s, and according to Barer's history of The Saint, Charteris refused to allow Templar a steady girlfriend, or Holm to return. However, according to the Saintly Bible website, Charteris did write a film story that would have seen Templar encountering a son he had had with Holm.

Holm's final appearance as a character was in the short stories "Iris," "Lida," and "Luella," contained within the collection Saint Errant ; the next direct reference to her does not appear in print until the novel Salvage for the Saint.

Another recurring character, Scotland Yard Inspector Claud Eustace Teal, could be found attempting to put the Saint behind bars, although in some books they work in partnership. In later stories, the dim-witted and constantly soused but reliable American thug Hoppy Uniatz was at Templar's side.

Charteris gave Templar interests and quirks as the series went on. Early talents as an amateur poet and songwriter were displayed, often to taunt villains, though the novella The Inland Revenue established that poetry was also a hobby. That story revealed that Templar wrote an adventure novel featuring a South American hero not far removed from The Saint himself.

Templar also on occasion would break the fourth wall in an almost metafictional sense, making references to being part of a story and mentioning in one early story how he cannot be killed so early on; the s television series would also have Templar address viewers.

Charteris in his narrative also frequently breaks the fourth wall by making references to the "chronicler" of the Saint's adventures and directly addressing the reader. In the story "Judith" in The Saint Errant is the line, "'This,' the Saint said to nobody in particular, 'sounds like one of those stories that fellow Charteris might write.

The origins of the Saint can be found in early works by Charteris, some of which predated the first Saint novel, 's Meet the Tiger , or were written after it but before Charteris committed to writing a Saint series. Burl Barer reveals that an obscure early work, Daredevil , not only featured a heroic lead who shared "Saintly" traits down to driving the same make of car but also shared his adventures with Inspector Claud Eustace Teal—a character later a regular in Saint books.

Barer writes that several early Saint stories were rewritten from non-Saint stories, including the novel She Was a Lady , which appeared in magazine form featuring a different lead character.

Charteris utilized three formats for delivering his stories. He also wrote short stories featuring the character, again mostly for magazines and later compiled into omnibus editions. In later years these short stories carried a common theme, such as the women Templar meets or exotic places he visits.

With the exception of Meet the Tiger , chapter titles of Templar novels usually contain a descriptive phrase describing the events of the chapter; for example, Chapter Four of Knight Templar is titled "How Simon Templar dozed in the Green Park and discovered a new use for toothpaste". Although Charteris's novels and novellas had more conventional thriller plots than his confidence game short stories, both novels and stories are admired. As in the past, the appeal lies in the vitality of the character, a hero who can go into a brawl and come out with his hair combed and who, faced with death, lights a cigarette and taunts his enemy with the signature phrase " As the actress said to the bishop The period of the books begins in the s and moves to the s as the 50 books progress the character being seemingly ageless.

In early books most activities are illegal, although directed at villains. In later books, this becomes less so. In books written during World War II, the Saint was recruited by the government to help track spies and similar undercover work.

The quality of writing also changes; early books have a freshness which becomes replaced by cynicism in later works. The edition of the short story collection The Happy Highwayman contains examples of abandoned revisions; in one story published in the s "The Star Producers" , references to actors of the s were replaced for with names of current movie stars; another s-era story, "The Man Who Was Lucky", added references to atomic power.

Charteris started retiring from writing books following 's The Saint in the Sun. The next book to carry Charteris's name, 's Vendetta for the Saint , was written by science fiction author Harry Harrison , who had worked on the Saint comic strip, after which Charteris edited and revised the manuscript. Between and , another 14 Saint books would be published, credited to Charteris but written by others.

In his introduction to the first, The Saint on TV , Charteris called these volumes a team effort in which he oversaw selection of stories, initially adaptations of scripts written for the — TV series The Saint , and with Fleming Lee writing the adaptations other authors took over from Lee. The "team" writers were usually credited on the title page, if not the cover.

One later volume, Catch the Saint , was an experiment in returning The Saint to his period, prior to World War II as opposed to recent Saint books set in the present day. Several later volumes also adapted scripts from the s revival TV series Return of the Saint. The last Saint volume in the line of books starting with Meet the Tiger in was Salvage for the Saint , published in For the first 20 years, the books were first published in Britain, with the United States edition following up to a year later.

By the late s to early s, this situation had been reversed. In one case— The Saint to the Rescue —a British edition did not appear until nearly two years after the American one.

French language books published over 30 years included translated volumes of Charteris originals as well as novelisations of radio scripts from the English-language radio series and comic strip adaptations.

Many of these books credited to Charteris were written by others, including Madeleine Michel-Tyl. Charteris died in Two additional Saint novels appeared around the time of the film starring Val Kilmer : a novelisation of the film which had little connection to the Charteris stories and Capture the Saint , a more faithful work published by The Saint Club and originated by Charteris in Both books were written by Burl Barer, who in the early s published a history of the character in books, radio, and television.

Charteris wrote 14 novels between and the last two co-written , 34 novellas, and 95 short stories featuring Simon Templar. Between and , an additional seven novels and fourteen novellas were written by others. Several radio drama series were produced in North America, Ireland, and Britain.

Many early shows were adaptations of published stories, although Charteris wrote several storylines for the series which were novelised as short stories and novellas. Like The Whistler , the program had an opening whistle theme with footsteps. Price left in May , to be replaced by Tom Conway , who played the role for several more months; his brother, George Sanders , had played Templar on film.

For more about the Saint on American radio, see The Saint radio program. The next English-language radio series aired on Springbok Radio in South Africa between and These were fresh adaptations of the original stories and starred Tom Meehan. The English service of South Africa produced another series radio adventures for six months in — Not long after creating The Saint, Charteris began a long association with Hollywood as a screenwriter.

He was successful in getting a major studio, RKO Radio Pictures , interested in a film based on one of his works. The film was a success and RKO began a Saint series. Some of the films were based on Charteris's original novels or novellas; others were original stories based upon outlines by Charteris. George Sanders took over the leading role. Sanders's offhand manner captured the urbane yet daring qualities of the Saint character, but after five films RKO assigned him to a new series, The Falcon , in which Sanders played the same kind of debonair adventurer.

Charteris saw this as both plagiarism and an attempt to deprive him of royalties, and he sued RKO. Hugh Sinclair replaced Sanders in and portrayed Templar in two films, both produced by RKO's British unit the second film was ultimately released by Republic Pictures in This was followed by an unsuccessful French production in In the mids, the National Enquirer and other newspapers reported that Moore was planning to produce a movie based on The Saint with Pierce Brosnan as Templar, but it was never made.

In , six movies were made by Taffner starring Simon Dutton. In , as detailed by Burl Barer in his history of The Saint, plans were announced for a series of motion pictures. Ultimately, however, no such franchise appeared. A feature film The Saint starring Val Kilmer was released in , but it diverged in style from the Charteris books, although it did revive Templar's use of aliases.

Kilmer's Saint is unable to defeat a Russian gangster in hand-to-hand combat and is forced to flee; this would have been unthinkable in a Charteris tale. Whereas the original Saint resorted to aliases that had the initials S. This Saint refrained from killing, and even his main enemies live to stand trial, whereas Charteris's version had no qualms about taking another life. Kilmer's Saint is presented as a master of disguise, but Charteris's version hardly used the sophisticated ones shown in this film.

The film mirrored aspects of Charteris's own life, notably his origins in the Far East, though not in an orphanage as the film portrayed.

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