The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  24 January 1941 (USA)
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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.



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Jonathan Hale ...
Linda Hayes ...
Margaret Forbes
Ferris Taylor ...
Mr. Evans
Harry Shannon ...
Chief R.L. Graves
Eddie Dunn ...
Det. Barker


Fernack tries to get Simon arrested as he returns home from a Transatlantic European vacation in order to help old friend and World War I hero Peter Johnson travel safely to Palm Springs in order to deliver $200,000, which has been converted into three rare stamps, to his daughter. While Simon is protecting him in New York, Johnson is murdered in his own apartment, but the killer is unable to get the stamps. The Saint brings them himself to the resort but is assaulted by a gang of foreign agents who steal the stamps. Johnson's beautiful daughter Elna doesn't believe Simon's story but gives him 24 hours to get them back before reporting him to the California authorities. Along with old friend Pearly Gates, a reformed pickpocket turned hotel house detective, they sift through many red herrings to uncover the stamps and the murderer. Written by duke1029@aol

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24 January 1941 (USA)  »

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A szentek Palm Springsben  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The sixth of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint starring George Sanders. See more »


No stamp was worth $65,000 in 1941. See more »


Simon Templar: Are you sure you robbed everybody?
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: All the new guests - all except Mr. and Mrs. John Harper.
Simon Templar: Who are they? How did you skip them?
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: They checked out an hour before they got here. He got a telegram he was gonna be a grandfather or somethin'.
Simon Templar: Are you positive?
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: You see, I figured that anybody who checked out might be the guilty party, so I checked up on who checked out. They was the only ones.
Simon Templar: You think of everything - when you think.
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Followed by The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943) See more »

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Light but still a lot of fun
21 March 2003 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

George Sanders is really the reason you should watch this film. He is always cool, suave and sophisticated. Rarely caught by surprise. Of the five Saint films he made, this is second best(after The Saint in London). This one has sunny Palm Springs and a decent mystery. Wendy Barrie(once again) is also ok. The identity of the killers is a bit of a surprise, especially the head of the gang, but this does not take away from the fun of the film. Some of the back screen projection(in the desert scenes) is dreadful but there are enough location shots to compensate. Overall fun with a good performance by Sanders. I give it 7 stamps out of 10.

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