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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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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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El Santo en Londres  »

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Based on Leslie Charteris' novella "The Thousand Pound Day." 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: [to Penny after she's been rescued] We're glad to have you back, aren't we, Dugan?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Anything to break the monopoly. That's what I say.
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Follows The Saint Strikes Back (1939) See more »

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George Sanders as the Saint
31 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

George Sanders is "The Saint in London," having just returned from New York. This time he's involved in stopping a gang's attempt to steal one million pounds in foreign currency and take it out of the country. Along the way, the consulate from that country is forced to authorize the currency production. He gets away from his captors and is picked up by the Saint, but eventually dies.

The Saint has an entanglement with Inspector Claud Teal, who nevertheless works with him. And there's a lovely woman in the picture, played by Sally Gray, who insists on being part of the caper.

George Sanders was a wonderful actor and gives The Saint a lightness and smoothness, so the movie flows beautifully. It's not much of a story, but the characterizations and Sanders' performance carry it. Recommended for a fun, breezy watch.


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