The Crime of the Century
Andre Morell - Bernhard Raxel
Sarah Lawson - Betty Tregarth
William Lucas - Crantor
Peter Jeffrey - Gregory Marring
David Saire - David Tregarth
John Forbes-Robertson - Philip Grey
Carol Cleveland - Gloria Mancini
Alexandra Bastedo - Joan Vendel
Cyril Chamberlain - Flavel
Maggie Wright - Madeline
Directed by John Gilling; Screenplay by
(pdf Screenplay on network DVD)
Adapted from "The National Debt" by Leslie Charteris
Inspector Teal asks Simon for help: Wealthy and ruthless Bernhard Raxel plans a crime unheard of. He intends to rob print plates and paper for banknotes from the treasury department! Therefore he gathers several criminals for this operation. One of them is the American safecracker Carl Munster. The police intercepts Munster at the airport and Templar pretends to be him. But one of Raxel's men is sceptical - and Raxel invites Munster's friend Gloria...
* Peter Jeffrey also appears in Episode #35 "The High Fence"
* John Forbes-Robertson also appears in Episodes #11 "The Man Who Was Lucky" and #72 "The Queen's Ransom"
* Carol Cleveland also appears in Episode #25 "The Sporting Chance"
* Alexandra Bastedo also appears in Episode #91 "The Counterfeit Countess"
* Maggie Wright also appears in Episodes #41 "Lida", #42 "Jeaninne" and #90 "To Kill A Saint"
* The same woman seems to appear both in this episode and Episode #54 "The Set-Up" (0:00) [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
* The house 'Oslo Court' can also be seen in Episode #22 "The Rough Diamonds". Even the same window is open. (0:05) [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
UK: 4th March 1965
S.T. riskiert Kopf und Kragen
Last Updated: 10/10/2009