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The Saint Takes Over (1940)

 -  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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Wendy Barrie ...
Ruth Summers
Jonathan Hale ...
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Morgan Conway ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso del Santo  »

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Trivia

Professional wrestler and football player Sammy Stein, who plays a hoodlum in this film, played a uniformed policeman in the previous entry in the series, "THe Saint's Double Trouble." See more »

Goofs

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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Followed by The Saint's Girl Friday (1953) See more »

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The helping saint
26 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Inspector Fernack (Jonathan Hale) is framed, Simon Templar comes to America to help out not before meeting a beautiful damsel on the ship who is being cheated in a game of cards but their paths will cross again soon.

Fernack cannot explain how thousands and thousands of dollars were found in his safe. The Saint reckons a group of mobsters involved a race fixing ring are involved. However more bodies show up and they all point to Fernack as the murderer.

This is a more enjoyable B film simply because there is a nicer and more involved plot, a few red herrings and a milk drinking character called Pearly Gates who decides to turn his back on the mobsters and join up with the Saint.


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