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The Saint in New York (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 June 1938 (USA)
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

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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>

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The Man whose Daring Deeds made daily Headlines in His One Man War on Crime! See more »


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Trivia

Inspector Henry Fernack gives his address as 58 Washington Square South. At this address once stood the Arch Café where hangings had been conducted in the nineteenth century. Perhaps using this street and number was intended as inside dark humor. At present, the address is the site of New York University's Catholic Center. See more »

Goofs

When The Saint goes to phone his taxi driver friend at COlumbus5-1098 (265-1098), he only dials six digits instead of the required seven. And the numbers he does dial are not even close to the correct ones. 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."
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Followed by The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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original Simon Templar
23 February 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first film in RKO's series (continued, successfully, with George Sanders, and unsuccessfully, with Hugh Sinclair), this features tiny, white-suited Louis Hayward, as the dangerous psychotic Simon Templar, law-enforcer of a kind (mainly by shooting people), on a mission to find the 'big fellow', head of a crime gang. Hayward is excellent in this, having just the right amount of repartee and daring (without making the role comedic as Sanders did or boring as Sinclair did), as is his love interest, Kay Sutton, who seemed to do very little in films despite her good looks and strong voice. One gripe about the film would be that the print currently available on video is poor as regards picture and sound - I understand this entry in the series was lost for a while and it really does cry out for restoration. Still, this aside it has many compensations. Hayward went on to be the man in the iron mask, the son of Monte Cristo, and the snipey son Oliver in My Son My Son. Jonathan Hale, introduced here as the Saint's cop foil, went on to other Saint entries and eventually committed suicide.


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