Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday's Favorite OTR

The Adventures of the Saint: "Horrible Hamburger" 9/10/50

This is a just-plain fun episode. Simon Templar is trying to get a friend's house on Long Island for a dinner, but Louie the Cab Driver gets lost. So they stop at an out-of-the-way diner for a bite to eat. The situation grows very strange when, soon afterward, they find a corpse stuffed in the trunk of Louie's cab.

What follows is a nicely constructed little mystery that ends with Simon and Louie taking cover in an open grave while someone takes potshots at them. There's a wonderful supporting character tossed in--a pretty farmer's daughter who comes on to an uncomfortable Simon.  She's just a little too young for him.

Actually, it's nice to know Simon has some standards. He once ended an episode by making out with the widow of a recent murder victim.

Vincent Price and Larry Dobkin (as Simon and Louie) have a wonderful rapport in this series. This episode highlights that rapport nicely.

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