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.
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Did You Know?
Guest star Oliver Reed
suffered a concussion during the filming. Roger Moore
explained in his book that Reed was supposed to be lying dead on the floor as he went into his closing narration. Moore heard noises and thought initially that Reed was trying to play a joke on him. Moore looked down, saw that his tongue was hanging out and changing colors, immediately dropped down to assist him, and demanded that someone get the studio nurse. Reed survived and even returned to the series for another guest spot. See more
Marco Di Cesari
Mr Templar, are you alright?
I'm alright Marco, except for an urge to commit murder!