Episode #7 - 1-7

The Arrow of God

CAST:
Elspeth March - Lucy Wexall
Ronald Leigh Hunt - Herbert Wexall
Honor Blackman - Pauline Stone
Tony Wright - John Herrick
Anthony Dawson - Floyd Vosper
Anne Sharp - Janet Blaise
Gordon Tanner - Arthur Gresson
John Arnatt - Major Fanshire
John Carson - Astron
Alec Mango - Dr. Rahn
Thomas Baptiste - Police Seargent
Pearl Prescod - Hotel Maid
Hazel Futa - Maria

Directed by John Paddy Carstairs; Screenplay by Julian Bond (pdf Screenplay on network DVD)

STORY:
Simon visits the Bahamas after a call by Lucy Wexall. Her husband Herbert is planning to do business with Gordon Tanner. Also he has an affair with his beautiful secretary Pauline Stone. When paper columnist Floyd Vosper appears on the scene a lot of bad blood is spilled. He has background stories about each and everyone of the Wexall visitors. Soon after that Vosper is found murdered on the beach seemingly struck down by an arrow.

OPINION: Although Vosper comments are quite wicked the rest of the dialogue often is rather bland.

NOTES:
* Elspeth March also appears in Episode #39 "The Saint Sees it through"
* Ronald Leigh Hunt also appears in Episodes #43 "The Scorpion" and #108 "The Scales of Justice"
* Honor Blackman is Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" and one of the John Steed's assistants in "The Avengers"
* Tony Wright also appears in Episodes #65 "The Crooked Ring" and #112 "Where the Money Is". He also appears in the episode "Someone Waiting" of The Persuaders
* Anthony Dawson also appeared in the James Bond movies "Dr. No" (1962) and "From Russia With Love" (1963)
* Anne Sharp also appears in Episodes #19 "The Work of Art" and #32 "The Lawless Lady"
* John Carson also appears in Episodes #30 "The Romantic Matron", #60 "Sibao" and #87 "The Fast Women"
* Alec Mango also appears in Episodes #28 "The Wonderful War" and #44 "The Revolution Racket"
* Thomas Baptiste also appears in Episodes #93 "Island of Chance" and probably #43 "The Scorpion" (uncredited)
Ronald Wilson, uncredited here, also appears in Episodes #9 "The Effete Angler" and #15 "Judith"
The Saint is not the only in the series to directly "address" the viewer! ;-) (0:00).
The shot with the water-skiing girl is TOO obvious fake (0:01).
The article by Vosper was glued to a real newspaper (0:01).
  All the beach scenes are studio backdrops too (0:10 and 0:30).

AIRDATE:
UK: 15th November 1962

AVAILABLE ON:
* DVD (PAL): Carlton 37115 01093 (2001)
* DVD (PAL): Umbrella DAVID0247 (2003)

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Last Updated: 09/11/2011