On the BBC Iplayer there are a large number of films about the exploits of the Saint. By an accident I have also recently watched a film called the "fiction makers" which starred Roger Moore as the Saint.
The early black and white films of the Saint were great. It is never clear if the Saint is on the side of law or just a classy thug. He kills when he needs to to. At the end of one film he uses a throwing knife. There seem to be at least two actors in the RKO films. One of them seems more dangerous than the other.
Roger Moore has all the style of the Saint, but he lacks the violence and threat. Moore is a sanitised Saint made family friendly. We need better role models than Moore. I can only respect a hero who is good with knives.