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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 ...
Penny Parker
David Burns ...
Dugan
Gordon McLeod ...
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Bruno Lang
Athene Seyler ...
Mrs. Buckley
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Count Stephen Duni
Ralph Truman ...
Kussella
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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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30 June 1939 (USA)  »

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El Santo en Londres  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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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

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

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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A predictable but still enjoyable movie, finding the needed light touch.
13 April 2001 | by (Germantown. MD, USA) – See all my reviews

Though the plot of "The Saint in London" does lack the elements of a true mystery, the players find the right sense of whimsy needed for this sort of light caper movie. The interplay between Sanders as Simon Templar and Sally Gray as his new-found female helper reminds me a little of the wonderful back-and-forth between John Steed and Emma Peel in the original Avengers series. This movie won't keep you on the edge of your seat, but it might cause you to sit back in the chair and just enjoy yourself for a while.


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