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The Saint's Vacation (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 May 1941 (USA)
While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.

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An otherwise innocuous-looking music box is the coveted macguffin that provokes treachery, robbery, torture, murder, and a chase across the Continent involving one of Simon Templar's greatest nemeses, Rudolph Hauser. "The Saint" is aided by amiable sidekick Monty Hatward and spunky girl reporter Mary Langdon. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The seventh of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint. See more »

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From the sets and scenery, it must be assumed that the main action of the film takes place in Switzerland. Since Switzerland is on the continent and the film is set in 1941, it seems most unlikely that of the three cars used during filming, two would be right-hand drive. All of mainland Europe drives on the left. See more »

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Rudolph Hauser: Not one of your more successful murders, Templar.
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: I may be able to show you a better one... soon.
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Follows The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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Fast, watchable
26 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Saint's Vacation" moves along briskly. The fast pace enhances what would otherwise be a pretty typical B-mystery of the era.

The incandescent Sally Gray is at her peak here and she is the main reason you don't want to miss this movie. Wow- blonde hair, vivaciousness, overall screen presence, but mostly her magnificent voice. One of the best screen voices (female or male) ever to grace the screen in 1940 or any era. You can't take your eyes (or ears) off her. She was truly one of the all time screen babes.

The film also features the "inevitable" Cecil Parker (I call him inevitable because of his participation in so many good British films such as "The Lady Vanishes").

Sinclair was no way comparable to the rakish George Sanders but is adequate as the Saint here, livened as he is by being forced to go at the fast pace required in this story. A competent actor.

You should catch this non-classic because of the vibrant screen presence of Sally Gray. For sheer screen "Presence"- that often alluded to but seldom describable factor- whatever it is Ms. Gray had it.


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