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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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Penny Parker
David Burns ...
Dugan
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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
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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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Trap that murderer! See more »


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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

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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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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