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Franchise / The Saint

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The Saint is a long-running franchise, created by Leslie Charteris, surrounding the exploits of international adventurer Simon Templar.

This franchise covers a number of different media:

  • The Saint, the original series of novels, started in 1928;
  • Several radio drama series from the 1940s, one of featured Vincent Price as the title character;
  • A series of Hollywood movies made between 1938 and 1954, five of which starring George Sanders;
  • The Saint, a popular British television series of the 1960s starring Sir Roger Moore;
  • The Saint Lies in Wait, a 1966 French film starring Jean Marais;
  • Return of the Saint, a late 1970s series starring Ian Ogilvy;
  • The Saint, a 1997 film starring Val Kilmer;
  • The Saint, a 2017 TV film starring Eliza Dushku and Adam Rayner, with a special guest cameo by Sir Roger Moore;
  • The Saint Misbehaves, a never-performed stage play;
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  • A long-running comic strip.


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