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The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  10 March 1939 (USA)
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Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Fransisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.

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Wendy Barrie ...
Val Travers
Jonathan Hale ...
Jerome Cowan ...
Cullis
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Zipper Dyson
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Allan Breck
Robert Elliott ...
Chief Inspector Webster
Russell Hopton ...
Harry Donnell
Edward Gargan ...
Pinky Budd
Robert Strange ...
Police Commisioner
Gilbert Emery ...
Martin Eastman
James Burke ...
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Mrs. Betty Fernack
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A disgraced policeman's daughter in San Francisco is busy acquiring a name for herself as a crime boss in her own right. But when Simon Templar helps her get away after a shooting in a night-club and subsequently chooses to bring down his old acquaintance Inspector Fernack from New York, the question as to who is on which side of the law becomes increasingly confused -- especially when the vital evidence, in the shape of eighty thousand stolen dollars, spends most of the film in the Saint's pocket! Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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10 March 1939 (USA)  »

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The Saint Strikes Twice  »

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The first film in the series to utilise the whistled "Saint Theme". The composer is unknown, but is held to be either Templar's creator Leslie Charteris or RKO's Roy Webb. See more »

Quotes

Allan Breck: [after Simon kisses Val and is slapped by her] Mr. Templar!
Simon Templar, aka 'The Saint': [to Val] I'm very sorry but under certain circumstances I simply can't resist the temptation to be a cad.
[Referring to Breck]
Simon Templar, aka 'The Saint': I can see by this gentleman's manner that he's never kissed you but, uh, would like to.
Val Travers: Get out if here!
Simon Templar, aka 'The Saint': As you get to know me better, you'll realize that I have moments of almost maudlin sentimentality. Actually we're quite bit alike. You could never live without adventure, and neither could I.
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Connections

Followed by The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Music traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played at the New Year's Eve party
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The Saint comes to San Francisco
4 April 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've just seen The Saint Strikes Back for the first time and found it quite good. This was George Sanders's first appearance as the Saint, where he replaces Louis Hayward.

In this one, the Saint is sent to San Francisco to investigate a shooting at a night club. With the help of his acquaintance Inspector Fernack who has come down from New York, they help a daughter of a crime boss.

Joining Sanders in the cast are Wendy Barrie and Jonathan Hale.

Not a bad Saint movie. Worth seeing.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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