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Release Date:
24 January 1941 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Sanders ... Simon Templar / The Saint

Wendy Barrie ... Elna Johnson

Paul Guilfoyle ... Clarence 'Pearly' Gates

Jonathan Hale ... Insp. Henry Fernack

Linda Hayes ... Margaret Forbes

Ferris Taylor ... Mr. Evans

Harry Shannon ... Chief R.L. Graves
Eddie Dunn ... Detective Barker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brooks Benedict ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Lee Bonnell ... Tommy (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Mystery Man (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... Det. Callahan (uncredited)

Richard Crane ... Whitey (uncredited)
Edmund Elton ... Peter Johnson (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
James Harrison ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Vinton Hayworth ... Charlie - Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Arthur Loft ... Detective Grady (uncredited)

George Lynn ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Mary MacLaren ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Club Car Bartender (uncredited)
Gayle Mellott ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse ... Man at Golf Party (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Departing Passenger (uncredited)

Frank O'Connor ... Detective Brady (uncredited)

Charles Quigley ... Mr. Fletcher (uncredited)
Fred Rapport ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Roy (uncredited)

Gene Rizzi ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Romeo (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Thomas Flannery (uncredited)
Chester Tallman ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Edward Thomas ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hively 
Writing credits
Jerome Cady (screen play) (as Jerry Cady)

Leslie Charteris (story)

Produced by
Howard Benedict .... producer
Lee S. Marcus .... executive producer (as Lee Marcus)
Original Music by
Roy Webb (musical score)
Nathaniel Shilkret (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography) (as Harry Wild)
Film Editing by
George Hively (edited by)
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
Sound Department
Richard Van Hessen .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Crew verified as complete

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66 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:K-7 (2004) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #6789)

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Templar says he "knows an excellent quote about star-crossed lovers". He is referring to William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet": "From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. / From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life".See more »
Errors in geography: When Simon sends the note to meet him by the big Joshua tree, it's a physical impossibility. Palm Springs is in the Sonoran Desert of So Cal and Joshua Trees are only found in the Mojave Desert.See more »
Simon Templar:[about headaches] I have an excellent cure.
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates:Yeah? What's that?
Simon Templar:Stay sober the night before the morning after.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fast moving mystery is pleasant if familiar, 31 July 2012
Author: csteidler from Minnesota

Two cops attempt to arrest the Saint as he comes ashore from the SS Monrovia. He's wanted in connection with a murder case, they explain—Inspector Fernack sent them. The Saint nods agreeably…then adroitly handcuffs them to each other and runs off—straight to Fernack's office, where (as he suspected) his old friend Fernack just wanted his help.

George Sanders and Jonathan Hale appear once again as Simon Templar and Inspector Fernack in this fast moving and frequently amusing mystery. Fernack requests the Saint's assistance delivering some postage stamps to Palm Springs, three rare stamps worth $200,000. Sensing reluctance, Fernack offers encouragement: "Of course, it would be dangerous…."

Wendy Barrie returns for her third Saint movie, playing a third unique role. This time around she is Elna Johnson, intended recipient of the rare stamps—a family fortune converted into stamps for easier transport out of wartime Europe. Needless to say, a gang is also after the stamps, led by a charming female (Linda Hayes) who meets Templar on the train ride west and is tracking him long before he catches on to her.

Paul Guilfoyle also returns from the previous series entry as Clarence "Pearly" Gates. When last seen, Pearly was a reforming pickpocket assisting the Saint; out here in Palm Springs, his probation officer has signed him up as a house detective at a ritzy resort. (Sure it makes sense.)

The plot is nothing too surprising, but the veteran cast and a lively script add up to an enjoyable hour. Sanders, Barrie and Guilfoyle certainly look awfully familiar together.

A very solid if unspectacular production all the way around.

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