5.9/10
446
13 user 9 critic

The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)

Passed | | Crime, Mystery, Drama | 26 January 1940 (USA)
An enigmatic gang leader known as "The Boss," who is a dead-ringer for Simon, puts "The Saint" under suspicion of murder.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (from the story by)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Stars: George Sanders, Sally Gray, David Burns
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Inspector Fernack asks Simon to watch over an old friend who's carrying $200,000 worth of priceless stamps, but the friend is killed and the stamps stolen.

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Paul Guilfoyle
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Sally Gray, Arthur Macrae
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton, Sig Ruman
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The last words uttered by by a conscience-stricken crook dying on the Saint's doorstep lead the detective in pursuit of gold smugglers and the master crook known as the Tiger.

Director: Paul L. Stein
Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Jean Gillie, Gordon McLeod
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Falcon investigates jewel thieves who are working with hard up socialites to defraud insurance companies. First of the Falcon series.

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tom Lawrence, Gay's brother, takes over for his injured sibling in a case which involves Nazi espionage and political assassination.

Director: Stanley Logan
Stars: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Falcon and reporter Ann Riordan try to solve a string of murders after an ex-wrestler, released from jail, goes looking for his girl friend.

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, James Gleason
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story's maguffin is a formula for flawless industrial diamonds pursued by the Falcon and a bevy of villains.

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, James Gleason
Crime | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Simon Templar aka The Saint / 'Boss' Duke Bates
Helene Reynolds ...
Anne Bitts (as Helene Whitney)
Jonathan Hale ...
...
Partner
Donald MacBride ...
John Bohlen
John F. Hamilton ...
Thomas W. Ross ...
Professor Horatio Bitts
Elliott Sullivan ...
Monk
Edit

Storyline

Simon has arranged to send a rare mummy of a pharaoh from Cairo to Phildelphia to his good friend, Keystone University archeology professor Horatio Bitts, whose beautiful daughter does not escape The Saint's attention. Ruthless gang leader Duke Bates, known as "The Boss," is a dead ringer for Simon and a notorious jewel smuggler who uses the mummy to disguise a cache of illegal diamonds. After Bates murders a shady jewel cutter and the professor, Simon finds himself under suspicion... even by his old friend, Inspector Fernack. Written by duke1029@aol.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Master criminal meets his match! All-new thrills on the double-quick as he tricks slick sleuths. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szentek dupla balhéja  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Egyptian King Amenok III, said to have died 4000 years earlier, is entirely fictitious. See more »

Goofs

When a bullet is shot through the side of the speedboat carrying Templar, the depth of the hole from the inside angle close-ups is nowhere as low as it would have to be near the waterline to take on water as obvious from the medium shots of the outside of the boat. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: [after he's shot "The Boss"] Shall I call an ambulance?
Inspector Henry Fernack: Better make it a hearse.
See more »

Connections

Follows The Saint Strikes Back (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Two for one
26 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

George Sanders was suave as the not quite wholesome gentleman adventurer The Saint but this B movie took the biscuit with its lacklustre, silly and confusing plot.

Things start of well with Bela Lugosi popping up in Egypt and it seems an exact double has been smuggling diamonds involving a mummy from Egypt.

We are unsure when Sanders pops up whether he is the Saint or the double. One plot point is that the Mummy has been to sent to his old lecturer who and his daughter have been friends with the real saint but who is this man who looks and sounds like him. How convenient.

It might be that the real saint whistles his tune before he shows up or the villainous double has a tattoo.

Jonathan Hale is Inspector Fernack who is just as confused as everyone else as. Nothing more is made of Lugosi who is wasted in a nothing roles and he is as confused as the audience and he no need to his stock of opium to get there.

There is a nice sequence at the end as the Saint escapes from a leaking motorboat when he is all tied up but further silliness ensures that the Saint and his double swap places in his prison cell. This is not the best plotted or enjoyable of the Saint series.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Saint Online CETeal
Discuss The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?