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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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30 June 1939 (USA)  »

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The Saint in London  »

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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

Having rescued Count Duni from his pursuer, the Saint tangles with the man on the road. However, it is obvious from the sound of their footfalls that this scene was filmed on the studio floor and not a solid roadway. 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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Referenced in The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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No one played Charteris's Saint better than Sanders
15 December 1998 | by (Sunninghill, England) – See all my reviews

Forget Val Kilmer -- to find out what the Saint is all about, watch this entry, or 1938's Saint in New York or 1941's The Saint's Vacation. These three are closer to Charteris's literary creation (with Ian Ogilvy's TV series, Return of The Saint, in the late Seventies) than anything else. As Simon Templar, George Sanders is ruthless, cool, clinical and just on the right side of legality by a cat's whisker. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs (whom Leslie Charteris dedicated a book of short stories to 'for all the nice things he's (sic) done for the Saint)), the only director to work on both the films and the Roger Moore TV series, this hits the spot in a way most other entires don't. While Moore made the character his own, no one played Charteris's Saint better than Sanders on screen and Vincent Price on radio. Do youself a favour and watch this film to find out why.


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