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The Saint Takes Over (1940)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  7 June 1940 (USA)
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Inspector Fernack is framed by a cartel of five gangsters and Simon does his best to prove it before all the conspirators are murdered by a mysterious killer.

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Sam Reese
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Leo Sloan
Cy Kendall ...
Max Bremer (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
James Burke ...
Patrolman Mike
Robert Middlemass ...
Captain Wade
Roland Drew ...
Albert 'Rocky' Weldon
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Mrs. Lucy Fernack
Pierre Watkin ...
Ben Eagan
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The Saint plays a "modern-day Robin Hood" in order to clear his friend, Henry Fernack, who was framed by mobsters. They run into a series of murders. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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7 June 1940 (USA)  »

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El regreso del Santo  »

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The fifth of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint starring George Sanders. See more »

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Nella Walker plays Mrs. Lucy Fernack. Earlier in the series her first name was Betty. See more »

Quotes

Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: I just wish I knew your angle, Saint. Whose side are you on.
Simon Templar: I'm on my own side.
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: Where does that put me?
Simon Templar: That depends. If you were cleverer than you look, you'll be on my side.
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Follows The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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Nice little "B" mystery
17 May 2008 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is a better-than-average entry in the Saint series - It holds your interest and, as mysteries should, keeps you guessing until the end and has several suspects to choose from.

Many films from the Golden Age are not for all tastes, especially younger viewers. They date themselves by clothing, cars, settings, etc. Who nowadays asks for a highball? Or wears a suit and tie everywhere? And the legal process was so much simpler - must have been a dearth of lawyers back then. Frankly, much of value is missing from those days.

In any case, go with it and enjoy. It's good - in an old-fashioned sense.


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