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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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Cast

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:

El nuevo caso del Santo  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Simon Templar aka The Saint: I didn't kill that man, Henry.
Inspector Henry Fernack: I know you didn't, but you're involved in it, and I'd like to put the cuffs on yuh.
Simon Templar aka The Saint: Listen, give me 48 hours, and I'll clear up the whole matter for you.
Inspector Henry Fernack: I wouldn't give you 48 minutes. If I had my gun for 48 seconds, I'd turn you in.
Simon Templar aka The Saint: You would?
Inspector Henry Fernack: Yes.
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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.


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