MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,688 this week

The Saint in New York (1938)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  3 June 1938 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 488 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 7 critic

Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2998 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2750 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 783 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 359 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 791 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Saint in New York (1938)

The Saint in New York (1938) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Saint in New York.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Angel Face (1952)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are two men that are both pretending to be someone they are not.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune hunter who proves to be dangerous.

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Hale
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix
The Saint (1962–1969)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford
Crime School (1938)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: The 'Dead End' Kids, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean
Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone
Midnight Club (1933)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes
Stars: Clive Brook, George Raft, Helen Vinson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Joel Franka
Stars: Patrick Timsit, Sylvie Testud, Dave
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A two-part episode of the 1978 TV series "The Return of the Saint," edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Gayle Hunnicutt, Stratford Johns
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Jean Marais, Jess Hahn, Jean Yanne
The Saint: Fear in Fun Park (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Simon Templar thwarts a Hong Kong syndicate's takeover of a businessman's Australian fun park.

Director: Donald Crombie
Stars: Simon Dutton, Rebecca Gilling, Ed Devereaux
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Kay Sutton ...
Fay Edwards
Sig Ruman ...
Hutch Rellin (as Sig Rumann)
Jonathan Hale ...
...
Red Jenks
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Hymie Fanro
Frederick Burton ...
William Valcross
Ben Welden ...
Boots Papinoff
Charles Halton ...
Vincent Nather
Cliff Bragdon ...
Sebastian Lipke
Edit

Storyline

Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

the saint | detective | zoo | tiger | solitaire | See more »

Taglines:

Meet fiction's modern Robin Hood - brought to thrilling life! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Helgonet i New York  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint. See more »

Goofs

When Inspector Fernack leaves the meeting with Nather, he opens a previously locked door without bothering to unlock it. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar, aka The Saint: [to Hutch Rellin upon learning that Rellin's gang had kidnaped young heiress Violet Throckmorton] "You'd think someone with the name 'Violet Throckmorton' would have enough trouble in life without you adding to it."
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A dark and enjoyable start to the Saint films with a really good presence in Hayward
13 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With crime rife in New York due to gangs and a small group of men in particular, Inspector Fernack makes the decision to bring in Simon Templar aka "The Saint" to help. The Saint is known as someone able to bring down criminal organisations but has gained notoriety due to the criminal methods he uses to do so. Dispatching one of the men with a clinical kill very early on, Templar quickly uncovers the existence of a character known as the "Big Fellow" – clearly a top man behind the gangs. Moving steadily into more and more danger he tries to reach and remove the Big Fellow to cut the head off the snake.

I'm not sure why this film was apparently banned in Sweden on its release but I would hazard a guess that it had something to do with the marvellous anti-hero qualities that Templar is given in this film. The plot could have been straight out of any crime b-movie as it essentially involves bringing "justice" to New York by taking down a major crime syndicate; however in many other films from the 1930's the hero would have been a cop trying to get a conviction and, if he killed anyone it would have been by necessity rather than choice. However with this film we have a character who kills by choice and is as much a killer as he is a bringer of justice. This dark edge makes the film more interesting than the standard plot suggests it should be and I was quite taken in by it even if the quest for the "Big Fellow" wasn't really delivered with any tension or mystery (which was a bit of a shame, although it did enough to keep me guessing and watching).

The real feather in the cap is Louis Hayward who plays it with the perfect mix of the suave and the psychotic. He is convincing as a bit of a smooth character but, more importantly, he convinced me as a cold-blooded killer and I enjoyed the dark feel he brought to the film. Outside of his though the performances are either just OK or wooden but nothing better; they more or less do the job but I could help feel that Hayward deserved more than the very basic caricatures of cops and criminals.

Overall though this is a tough and enjoyable b-movie that features an enjoyably dark anti-hero. Later films in the series (well, the next one in fact) would quickly lose touch with this dark, cruel character and tone it down to be nonexistent but here it is in full effect and it makes a standard (if engaging) plot much better than it deserved to be.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Saint Online CETeal
Missing cast members simon-jester2
Discuss The Saint in New York (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?