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The Saint 1947-51

By Clever Levers

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Enjoy hours of thrills, chills, and withering wit in this collection of radio dramas. In the late '40s and early '50s Vincent Price played “The Saint” in a series based on Leslie Charteris’ literary creation. His “Robin Hood of modern crime” would square off each week against colorful crooks, cops, hoods, and femme fatales.

Neglected for decades except by radio archivists, “The Saint” remains one of the most entertaining crime series ever aired. Now you can enjoy the surviving episodes on your mobile device at any time or place. The shows aren’t streamed from a remote server, so you don’t need Wi-Fi/wireless access to cue them up. That makes them terrific travelling companions, as an alternative to ebooks or tunes.

• Complete, locally stored episodes—no wireless connection needed to play
• Sleek and simple episode list and playback controls
• Full-width progress/seek bar to quickly jump to any spot
• Background audio support, for switching between apps
• Universal app design—enjoy on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad
• 55 episodes, with running times from 23:56 to 30:04

About the series: Over the years, the Saint’s halo has been worn by actors as varied as George Sanders, Roger Moore, and Val Kilmer. But no one tipped it as jauntily as Vincent Price, who voiced the “Robin Hood of modern crime” on weekly radio shows from 1947 to ’51. He had the right touch for a somewhat difficult role: Leslie Charteris’ suave superman, Simon Templar, is so smart, stylish, skilled, and assured that there’s a danger of his coming off a little too smug. Price gets around this with a wink and sly wit, having what sounds like a great time in most of the scenes—except when called upon to smite the week’s heavies.

Additional humor (largely unintentional) is provided by the sponsors’ product spots. You are also exposed to a surprisingly earnest side of Price in his remarks at the end of some episodes. Directly addressing listeners, he puts out calls for good citizenship, charity, and religious and racial tolerance.

It was common practice at the time to air episodes more than once, often with different titles. Rather than repeat all those shows, this collection provides the recording with the best audio quality and indicates other titles.

What's New in Version 1.1.0

• Optimized for iOS 7
• Support for iPhone 5 screen height
• Improved progress/seek bar
• New application icon


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  • USD 0.99
  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Size: 373 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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