Le Saint prend l'affût (1966)
aka: The Saint Lies in Wait
A film directed by Christian-Jaque

Genre: Adventure Drama


A French fraudster plays a dangerous double game by selling secret plans to the German and American secret services, to ensure a comfortable future for his daughter, Sophie. But the documents are fake and the scam is soon uncovered. The man decides to avail himself of the services of the famous adventurer Simon Templar, alias The Saint...
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Film Review

Le Saint prend l'affût is a French-Italian adventure film first released in France on 26th October 1966, directed by Christian-Jaque. The film stars Jean Marais, Jess Hahn, Jean Yanne, Danièle Evenou and Raffaella Carrà. It has also been released under the title: The Saint Lies in Wait.   It is an Intermondia Films production, produced by Jean-Paul Guibert and distributed by KinoVista.  

Our overall rating for Le Saint prend l'affût is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other recommended films that have been directed by Christian-Jaque include: L'Assassinat du Père Noël (1941), Un revenant (1946), D'homme à hommes (1948) and Si tous les gars du monde (1956). The actor Jean Marais has also appeared in: L'Éternel retour (1943), Thomas l'imposteur (1965), Langlois (1970) and Peau d'âne (1970).

Other films that are worth watching include: Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Gerald Thomas's Carry on Spying (1964), Luis Buñuel's Le Fantôme de la liberté (1974), Shaun O'Riordan's Sapphire & Steel - Assignment One [TV] (1979) and Louis Feuillade's Les Vampires (1915).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Christian-Jaque
  • Script: Leslie Charteris, Christian-Jaque, Jean Ferry, Henri Jeanson, Marcel Jullian
  • Photo: Pierre Petit
  • Music: Gérard Calvi
  • Cast: Jean Marais (Simon Templar), Jess Hahn (Hoppy Uniatz), Jean Yanne (Mueller-Strasse), Danièle Evenou (Sophie Chartier), Raffaella Carrà (Madame Anita Pavone), Sylvain Levignac (Hans), Tiberio Murgia (Tonio Cotone), Henri Virlojeux (Oscar Chartier), Claudio Gora (Cesare Pavone), Maria Brockerhoff (Monica), Roger Carel (Le professeur), Katia Christine (Mary), Hélène Dieudonné (Herminie), Reinhard Kolldehoff (Schmutz), Jack Lenoir (L'homme de main de Slimane), Jacques Marbeuf (L'agent américain), Carlo Pisacane (Agatino Camaleonte), Siegfried Rauch (Johnny K.W. Mest), Nerio Bernardi, Henri Guégan, Ettore Bevilacqua, Darío Moreno, Ricardo Castelli, Franco Daddi, Mario Dionisi
  • Country: France / Italy
  • Language: French
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Aka: The Saint Lies in Wait
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