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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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Leueen MacGrath ...
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Felix Aylmer ...
Leighton
Ivor Barnard ...
Emil
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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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RKO decided to form a British Company to utilize funds frozen by the British government because of the "Films Act," which limited money taken out of the country to 50% of revenues earned from American films distributed in Great Britain. This was the first film made using those frozen funds. 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 »

Quotes

Monty Hayward: What's more, you can't hang a man for something he didn't do. I'm not as stupid as you think I am!
Rudolph Hauser: That would be practically impossible.
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Follows The Saint Takes Over (1940) See more »

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Get back to work, for God's sake!
30 October 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this one for nearly 20 years until tonight on cable, and an excellent watch it was at 58 minutes long. Necessarily then a fast paced thriller, the story lifted straight off The Lady Vanishes with Cecil Parker in both but having more immoral fibre in this as the Nazi. At least, I think he was on the Nazis side - nothing is made clear until the very end when this McGuffin is breezily explained by Felix Aylmer. Dressed to Kill provided another variant of this plot 5 years later for Holmes and Watson.

Basically everyone's after a mysterious box and prepared to kill for it. In one scene Parker coldly shoots dead two unarmed train guards for hindering him in his quest, even though we the audience know the whole episode was a deliberate false trail laid by (the apparently uncaring) Templar to throw the baddies off his track.

All it really needed was Charters and Caldicott in one of the foreign hotels arguing about cricket to complete the similarity to TLV. However, the former packed in some rather poor model shots for buildings etc whereas in TSV we're treated to some splendid Gothic Bavarian sets, of hotels, castles and woodland. I wonder what period film they were used for first? With all faults, still a nice little film.


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