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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.

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Simon Templar aka The Saint / 'Boss' Duke Bates
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Anne Bitts (as Helene Whitney)
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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)  »

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A szentek dupla balhéja  »

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

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Simon Templar aka The Saint: [as "The Boss' to his gang] I've decided he looks a little too much like me to have us both around at the same time.
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Follows The Saint Strikes Back (1939) See more »

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"Long live the Saint"
6 February 2005 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Snappy mystery with perhaps a far-fetched premise but George Sanders at his suave and wry best. George Sanders is ahead of the police all of the way and he again manipulates them into succeeded despite their best efforts. The Saint, remarks Professor Horatio Bitts, "has never been convicted of a crime, has he?" OK, perhaps it is a bit much that we all have a double that so resembles us that even our most close confidants would not recognize us. OK, so from time to time it is difficult to tell on a black on white screen whether George is playing the Saint or his look-alike jewel thief "Boss Duke Bates." OK, so what does the "ST" ring really have to do with anything and which character had it in his possession? But consider that in this entry into the series, we have George Sanders cross-dressing and leaping fearlessly on the back of moving vehicles from which he is poised to save a damsel in distress! Not the greatest film, but certainly not the worst of the Saint lot if you include the group done with Sanders brother. The Saint's Double Trouble is better than most of the one hour produced for TV mysteries that we are subjected to today. Jonathan Hale is perfect as Inspector Fernack and Donald MacBride does yeoman service as the Philadelphia police chief of detectives. Bela Lugosi must have needed the work. One of two of Helene Whitney's credited films. Her most memorable line is the closing line of the film: "Long live the Saint."


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