The King of the Beggars
The Saint Episode B-09
King of Beggers


Production Info
Director John Gilling
Story by Leslie Charteris
Screenplay by John Gilling
Produced by Robert S. Baker & Monty Berman
Music Edwin Astley
Cinematography Lionel Banes
Editor Peter Pitt
Production Code
IMDB Ref tt0693545
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Transmission Info
Season 2
Episode 9
Airdate 14 November 1963
Previous Episode Transmitted Iris
Next Episode Transmitted The Rough Diamonds


In Rome the Saint discovers that there is a protection racket targeting the local beggars who must relinquish part of their alms to a person known as the 'King of the Beggars'. A young actress, Theresa, has gone undercover as a beggar woman to try and find out the identity of the 'King' and the Saint joins her, also posing as a beggar. He is taken to a hostel run by a kindly American who is a friend of a philanthropic Contessa. Staff at the hostel drug him and thugs kidnap Theresa. It is down to the Saint to escape and unmask the so-called king.[2]


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  2. IMDB entry tt0693545

The Saint Season 2
The Fellow Traveller ; Starring the Saint ; Judith ; Teresa ; The Elusive Ellshaw ; Marcia ; The Work of Art ; Iris ; The King of the Beggars ; The Rough Diamonds ; The Saint Plays with Fire ; The Well Meaning Mayor ; The Sporting Chance ; The Bunco Artists ; The Benevolent Burglary ; The Wonderful War ; The Noble Sportsman ; The Romantic Matron ; Luella ; The Lawless Lady ; The Good Medicine ; The Invisible Millionaire ; The High Fence ; Sophia ; The Gentle Ladies ; The Ever-Loving Spouse ; The Saint Sees it Through
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