Episode #67 - 4-5

The Persistent Parasites

CAST:
Cec Linder - Waldo
Jan Holden - Vera
Ann Gillis - Wilma
Annette Carell - Katerina
Sonia Fox - Nadine
Arnold Diamond - Latignant
Brian MacDermott - Pierre
Jeremy Longhurst - George McGeorge
Donald Hewlett - Howard
David Garth - Monsieur Philippe
Keith Smith - Latignant's Assistant

Directed by Robert Tronson; Screenplay by Norman Hudis (pdf Screenplay on network DVD) 
Adapted from "The Reluctant Nudist" by Leslie Charteris

STORY:
Waldo Oddington invites the Saint, his three ex-wifes, his nephew and his lawyer to a small island in the Mediterranean to announce a surprise. He also tells them that he wants to marry again, Nadine, a girl who lives on the island. Waldo also has completely changed his way of life - he takes exercises, drinks no alcohol etc.
What they don't know is that Waldo is completely broke - his surprise! But before he can tell the others he gets murdered.
Who would benefit from Waldo's life insurance?

OPINION:
Is it just me or is Sonia Fox not able to act? Her dialogues sound pretty wooden...

NOTES:
* Jan Holden also appears in Episode #87 "The Fast Women"
* Ann Gillis also appears in Episode #30 "The Romantic Matron"
* Arnold Diamond also appears in Episodes #26 "The Bunco Artists", #27 "The Benevolent Burglary", #48 "The Death Penalty", #70 "The Spanish Cow" and #80 "The Better Mousetrap" (every time the same role!). Diamond also appears in the episode "Five Miles to Midnight" of The Persuaders
* Cec Linder also plays Felix Leiter in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger" (1964). [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
The set for this scene (0:04) is the same as the one used in Episode #70 "The Spanish Cow" (0:18) .
The terrace set (0:08) is the same as the one used in Episodes (redecorated) #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds" (0:38) and #70 "The Spanish Cow" (0:09) .
The Asian lion prop was used in Episode #65 "The Smart Detective" (0:24) and in Episode #67 "The Persistent Parasites" (0:43). [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
The hidden safe (0:31) is the same as the one used in Episodes #54 "The Set-Up" (0:27) and #70 "The Spanish Cow" (0:08). Even some of the books at the side are the same.
Although the set for the boat has a slightly different furniture than the one used in Episode #62 "The Happy Suicide" (0:21) it is the same - the pattern of the upholstery and the door curtain give it away (0:38).

AIRDATES:
UK: 29th July 1965

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Last Updated: 12/17/2017