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The Persuaders!, Set 1
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- 13 episodes on four discs
- Commentary on the pilot episode by Roger Moore, producer Robert S. Baker, and executive in charge of production Johnny Goodman
- Roger Moore and Tony Curtis biographies
- Photo gallery
Top Customer Reviews
Moore plays the typically upper crust Brit born with the silver spoon in his mouth, Lord Britt Sinclair, old money in other words...Curtis is brassy new money in Daniel Wilde, a self-made Yank Millionaire. They naturally dislike each other intensely, but come to a grudging respect when Judge Fulton (Lawrence Naismith doing his "Bosley routine") sets them to solving crimes that Scotland Yard cannot touch. They are super tales done with panache, when Moore and Curtis were at their peak. With witty dialogue, fast paced scripts directed by Roy Ward Baker, the series was fun from beginning to end. Especially funny was the episode that was a take off of the Old Alec Guinness Movie..."Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949) where Guinness played nearly a dozen family members being systematically bumped off. Moore gets to do a nifty turn in various family roles who are being eliminated with Moore next on the list.
So don't wait till someone persuades you...a must more any Moore and Curtis fan.
What surprised me the most was how high-budget this show appears to be. I'm used to watching Secret Agent and The Saint, both of which I love. In those British shows, whenever the characters are in a foreign location, there is a quick stock-footage establishing shot of the location followed by the same studio backlot. Which is fine, once you're used to it. I was expecting the same thing from The Persuaders, but was thrilled to see the actual actors, clearly on location in spectacular settings throughout Europe, mainly on the beautiful French Riviera. The pilot includes a car chase (well, race actually) between Moore's Aston Martin DBS and Curtis's Ferrari Dino along beautiful windy roads (forshadowing the similar Aston Martin/Ferrari race on the same roads in the Bond movie Goldeneye two decades later). The sequence is shot in split-screen, which is again very unusual for the British adventure shows of the period that I am used to. There was obviously money spent on this show, and you can see it everywhere on screen, from the great cars and locations to the talented film directors like Peter Hunt (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) and Val Guest to the big stars themselves. Moore and Curtis have great chemistry together, and make a teriffic team.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Roger and Tony------loved them in this series. Saw it on tv decades ago, never forgot about it!Published 9 months ago by H.A.
I loved the Persuaders with Curtis and Moore and it could not be reproduced with all its glamour, theme music and characters. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by Peter
I remember this from my youth living in England with my mom. Brought back fond memories of that era of time. The cars the clothes really really love it. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Thomas G Petty
I love this series. I had found set two and needed set one. I did'nt watch any of the episodes until got set one. Tony and Rodger are great in this series.Published on January 1, 2013 by Darrell R. Foster
I like this series, great video quality, good sound. The vídeos are protected by the cartón Box. Came in perfect condition and on time.Published on September 8, 2011 by FrankT1
From Britain's ITC Entertainment, the lovely people who in the 1960's brought you Danger Man, The Saint, The Avengers, The Baron, and The Prisoner, comes The Persuaders! Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by trebe
In the tradition of such gems as "The Avengers", "The Saint", "I Spy" and even "Dempsey and Makepeace", this is a truly (if somewhat tongue-in-cheek) Series that is evocative of a... Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Panther13
Not only is this show as good as I remember it - it's better than I remember it. Fun without being campy. Cool without being ironic. Read morePublished on March 6, 2010 by Tom Hering
Roger Moore's committment to Sir Lew Grade for this show prevented him from doing DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. He could have been James Bond one film earlier. Such is life. Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by L. Cabos
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