Episode #16 - 2-4


Lana Morris - Teresa
Eric Pohlmann - Casemegas
Marne Maitland - Borota
Lawrence Dane - El Rojo
Marie Burke - Senora Artigas
Alexander Davion - Miguel Artigas
Richard Montez - Carlos Segoia
Paul Whitsun-Jones - Sebastian
Alan Browning - Cafe Proprietor
Frank Olegario - Padron
George Little - Police Lieutenant
Peter Exposite - Lucito

Directed by Roy Baker; Screenplay by John Kruse
Adapted from the original story by Leslie Charteris

The Saint is visiting a fair in Mexico City where his friend Miguel gives a performance as a trapeze artiste. During the performance someone shoots him with an air rifle and he falls to his death. Right before he dies he offers Teresa Alvarez who was visiting him too some clues about the whereabouts of her missing husband. He disappeared two years ago after he attempted to kill the president.
Because Templar wants to know who killed Miguel he accompanies Teresa on the search for her husband... with the killer always on their heels.

* Eric Pohlmann also appears in Episode #44 "The Revolution Racket"
* Marne Maitland also appears in Episodes #41 "Lida", #84 "Flight Plan" and #117 "Portrait of Brenda"
* Marne Maitland also appears in the James Bond movie "The Man With the Golden Gun" (1974)
* Marie Burke also appears in Episodes #2 "The Latin Touch", #12 "The Charitable Countess" and #113/114 "Vendetta for the Saint"
* Alexander Davion also appears in Episode #14 "Starring the Saint"
* Richard Montez also appears in Episodes #10 "The Golden Journey", #44 "The Revolution Racket", #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds", #83 "Locate and Destroy", #92 "Simon and Delilah" and #113/114 "Vendetta for the Saint"
* Paul Whitsun-Jones also appears in Episodes #10 "The Golden Journey", #14 "Starring the Saint" and #52 "The Damsel in Distress"
* Frank Olegario also appears in Episode #6 "The Pearls of Peace"
* George Little also appears in Episode #30 "The Romantic Matron"
The footage for the mexican fair was taken at the Oktoberfest in Munich - look for the German names and the Munich skyline. (0:04)
The footage for Lacinta was also used in Episode #10 "The Golden Journey". "Hotel Perla" also appears in Episode #6 "The Pearls of Peace". (0:36)
You can look at some script pages and sketches for the sets on the Umbrella DVD release.
Commentary with Robert S. Baker and Roy Ward Baker on the network DVD.
A scriptbook is available from Lulu with a reproduction of the original screenplay pages with comments and drawings by director Roy Ward Baker.

UK: 10th October 1963

* DVD (PAL): Umbrella DAVID0499 (2003)
* DVD (PAL): network 7952455d (2006)


Last Updated: 11/10/2021