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
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The kidnapped child is Viola Throckmorton. In the novel, her name was Viola Inselheim, daughter of a prominent Jewish businessman. This is one of several alterations of ethnicity in the film adaptation. "Dutch," a gangster, becomes "Hutch" in the film. See more
Templar speaks the cabby's phone number, then dials it. It's Columbus 5-1098; on a rotary dial phone, 0, 9 and 8 are all full or nearly full turns of the dial, but when he dials it, it's all small turns until the last digit. See more
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."
Followed by The Saint's Vacation