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The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 29 July 1943 (USA)
The last words uttered by by a conscience-stricken crook dying on the Saint's doorstep lead the detective in pursuit of gold smugglers and the master crook known as the Tiger.

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Gordon McLeod ...
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Dennis Arundell ...
Lionel Bentley
Charles Victor ...
Bittle
Louise Hampton ...
Aunt Agatha Gurten
John Salew ...
Merridon (curator of the Baycome Museum)
Arthur Hambling ...
Police constable
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Donald Jones
Claude Bailey ...
Donald Jones
Noel Dainton ...
Burton (Bentley's butler)
Eric Clavering ...
Frankie
Ben Williams ...
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Storyline

A man murdered at the Saint's doorstep manages to utter a few words to Simon Templar before he dies, sending him off to the quaint resort village of Baycombe where he confronts crime mastermind 'The Tiger' and his gang as they plan to smuggle gold bullion out of the country. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Also Known As:

El Santo contra el Tigre  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The eighth of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint. See more »

Goofs

After the rowboat is filled up with what is supposedly heavy gold bars, the rowboat should sink down considerably in the water, but it doesn't. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar: i'm sorry to arrive uninvited, but this is not a social call.
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Follows The Saint in London (1939) See more »

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Meet the Saint
17 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Altogether not too bad a Saint entry, the big problems being it was low budget and the annoying decomposition of the film when the '50's TV dupe was made. Unfortunately this can give you the feeling that by mistake you're watching Dick Barton, another (ultra) cheapo British sleuth series I like. I take it the original is lost? To make up for it they did their British best with some atmospheric sets, nice Templar repartee and a competent story.

I haven't seen this film for over 20 years now or read Meet the Tiger for over 30 but it seemed familiar ie faithful to Charteris's first Saint story written in 1929. I can't remember Inspector Teal in it however but all of the stalwart British cast work well together in an effective potboiler. The incidence of a man murdered on the Saint's doorstep leads him and valet (Mr Memory from the 39 Steps) - and Teal - to a nest of savage gold smugglers in a quaint English seaside town. There's a pretty frank love interest and many twists and turns and multiple plot lines going on to keep you guessing how it will all turn out, although if you know your Saint you know the ultimate outcome with the opening titles. Hugh Sinclair was not my idea of Simon Templar - he was chunkily adequate - but at this distance I wish he'd gone on to make a dozen or so more I'd yet to see!

So, imho well worth watching for fans and completists alike, especially if you can get over the bad condition of the print.


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