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The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)

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

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Complete credited cast:
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Simon Templar aka The Saint / 'Boss' Duke Bates
Helene Whitney ...
Anne Bitts
Jonathan Hale ...
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Partner
Donald MacBride ...
Inspector John H. Bohlen
John F. Hamilton ...
Thomas W. Ross ...
Professor Horatio T. Bitts
Elliott Sullivan ...
Monk 'Warren'
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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

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

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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26 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szentek dupla balhéja  »

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Trivia

Filmed November-late December 1939. Bela Lugosi completed this feature after "Ninotchka," and before "Black Friday." See more »

Goofs

The speed at which the Saint writes notes bears no relationship to the measured writing on the actual pieces of paper. This is especially noticeable when he scribbles on the top of The Philadelphia Post newspaper with a pencil, whilst the newspaper is unsupported. The next shot shows the paper is perfectly flat on a stable background and the message he writes is neat and even. Although the Saint ends the message, the following shot shows him still finishing writing as he tears off the strip of paper to hand to the paperboy. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: [after he's shot "The Boss"] Shall I call an ambulance?
Inspector Henry Fernack: Better make it a hearse.
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Followed by The Saint's Girl Friday (1953) See more »

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Will interest only Saint fans
22 April 2001 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Unlike James Bond, the equally debonair Saint never made a successful transition to film from the fictional works of Leslie Charteris. Charteris hated all the film Saints - George Sanders, Hugh Sinclair and Leslie Howard. He thought that Cary Grant was the ideal choice for the role. But in the 1940s, the film industry would only make B-movies featuring the Saint. Since Cary Grant did not appear in B-movies, George Sanders got the role. He was popular in it at that time. Sanders always played suave cads extremely well. The Saint of the novels was also a suave cad, yet his creator did not approve of George Sanders. Charteris probably disliked Sanders because the latter did not physically resemble his creation. Roger Moore, the Saint of the small screen, came much closer to Charteris' ideal.

"The Saint's Double Trouble" is worth watching if you are Saint fan. If you like the sneering, sardonic George Sanders like I do, you will like it.

(Reviewed by Sundar Narayan)


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