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The Saint in London (1939)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  30 June 1939 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sally Gray ...
Penny Parker
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
Ballard Berkeley ...
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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Release Date:

30 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Santo en Londres  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Paddy Carstairs also directed for the Roger Moore 1960's TV series, which he helped get off the ground. Saint creator Leslie Charteris dedicated his 1963 book "The Saint in the Sun" to the director. See more »

Goofs

Following his break-in at Bruno Lang's house, the Saint escapes with Penny Parker. He says to her 'I'd have had a ten mile walk to the nearest railroad station'. Bearing in mind that the Saint is English and the plot is set in London, he should have said 'railway station'. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar: Tell me, what part of the states are you from? Sing Sing?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Nah, San Quentin.
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Connections

Referenced in The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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George Sanders was the best "Saint" in the series, but he needs a better script.
29 October 1998 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

This film is more of an adventure than a mystery, since The Saint is tipped off at the start that Henry Oscar is up to no good, and he quickly learns he's involved in a plot to print £1,000,000 in counterfeit banknotes. The baddies are pointed out early and there are no twists that would have made it more interesting. Even when a murder is committed, you know one of the baddies did it, so it doesn't matter much who it was. George Sanders is excellent in the title role and has a good rapport with his leading lady, Sally Gray, a socialite who helps him for the thrill of it. He also gets considerable help from a pickpocket, David Burns, who is hired by Sanders when he promises to go straight, and of all people, his nemesis from Scotland Yard, Gordon McLeod. I guess I prefer a true mystery, one where clues are given and you can deduce "who done it" if you're clever enough. But even a crime drama such as this, where you simply watch it unfold, could be enjoyable if it were scripted better.


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