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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
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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)  »

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El regreso del Santo  »

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Trivia

This is the first Saint movie to use the ubiquitous Saint caricature during the main titles. 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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Referenced in City for Conquest (1940) See more »

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This nifty little movie demonstrates the rock-solid virtues of a time, place and kind of masculine strength that we no longer have or even aspire to have. The Saint is a paladin with only the best motives, to say nothing of a polished vocabulary and diction. No need to turn up the volume or read the dialog. George Sanders is so charming and, yes, low-key that all that talent, smarts, physical presence and above all, masculinity, seem, well, almost normal. Some normal! George Clooney can not begin to master the scene as Mr. Sanders does (and does without Mr. Clooney's mugging).He could play a sniveler (witness The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Rebecca) but when he was good, he was very, very good. Truly, a man for all reasons and seasons.


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