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The Saint in London (1939)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 30 June 1939 (USA)
The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.

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Sally Gray ...
David Burns ...
Dugan
Gordon McLeod ...
Henry Oscar ...
Bruno Lang
Athene Seyler ...
Mrs. Buckley
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Count Stephen Duni
Ralph Truman ...
Kussella
Charles Carson ...
Mr. Morgan
Carl Jaffe ...
Stengler
Norah Howard ...
Mrs. Morgan
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Sir Richard Blake
Charles Paton ...
Tobacco Shop Proprietor
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Storyline

The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the Secret Service to a mystery involving one Bruno Lang, seemingly a Society card-sharp, but really involved in a plot to print and pass a million pounds worth of foreign currency. Also involved are various sinister characters; innocent victim Count Duni; the Saint's attractive admirer Penny Parker; and his old nemesis Inspector Teal. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He's at it again! Fiction's fighting man of mystery! Chasing down the most dramatic crime in London legend! Shock-charged drama--with a peppery bit of love on the side! You'll laugh--shiver--THRILL! See more »


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30 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Santo en Londres  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Penny misquotes from Edward FitzGerald's translation of a poem from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam": "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me [singing] in the Wilderness". See more »

Goofs

When in Inspector Teal's office, Gordon McLeod as the inspector is talking to Detective Wilkins, his assistant, played by Ben Williams and mistakenly addresses him as Williams, his real name, not Wilkins. Williams registers a surprised look. but evidently no one yelled "cut," and the scene was obviously not reshot on this B-picture quickie. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Claud Teal: [asking Simon Templar about his valet] Can he cook, too?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Look, flatfoot, I cooked for twelve-hundred men three times a day for five years.
Inspector Claud Teal: Oh, that must have been Sing Sing.
Dugan - Templar's Valet: San Quentin, and there were no complaints.
Inspector Claud Teal: [leaving a few minutes later] Have you heard of a prison called Dartmoor?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: So what?
Inspector Claud Teal: They need a cook.
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Followed by The Saint's Vacation (1941) See more »

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Great Sanders Classic Film
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great Classic 1939 film in black and white and enjoying the very young George Sanders as Simon Templar/The Saint who is investigating a counterfeit ring of crooks in London and is working with Scotland Yard without the local London police knowing just what he is doing. Sally Grey, (Penelope,'Penny' Baker) is a sweet sexy looking blonde who never seems to want to leave Simon Templar and follows him everywhere he goes no matter where it is and how dangerous it might turn out to be. Simon Templar hires a pickpocket goon to become his Valet named Dugan who sure has a definite New York accent with all his strong "R's" being pronounced through out the picture. If you are a big fan of George Sanders, this film you will definitely enjoy viewing.


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