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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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Complete credited cast:
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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
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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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

The Saint - who has a cross-shaped scar on his right wrist - drives a car with the registration MG 5996. He lives in a mews house (number 6) with the phone number Park View 4251. 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

Penny Parker: [after they're fired out by a villain in their speeding car] It's the first time I ever heard a bullet.
Simon Templar: The one you don't hear is the bad one.
[Reassuringly]
Simon Templar: It's all right. You can slow down to 60 0r 70 now.
Penny Parker: Now I know you're The Saint.
Simon Templar: I was almost a saint two minutes ago.
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Best Saint film
11 November 2005 | by (Scranton, PA) – See all my reviews

Or my favorite, at least. I like the other Sanders entries, Hugh Sinclair's two shots at the role, and Louis Hayward's SAINT IN NEW YORK, but this one just seems to completely capture the lighthearted and eccentric but adventurous feel of the classic British "thriller" to a tee. The slightly giddy but very beautiful Sally Gray is a wonderful leading lady, and David Burns (a versatile and talented Broadway performer) is easily the Saint's best sidekick; he's tough and smart and not a buffoon in the least. Henry Oscar is also a classic villainous "Mr. Big." The dialog is sharp and witty throughout. Highly recommended.


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