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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Sinclair ...
Jean Gillie ...
Gordon McLeod ...
Insp. Claud Teal / Prof. Karn
Clifford Evans ...
Tidemarsh / The Tiger
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Horace (Templar's butler)
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 ...
Joe Gallo
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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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29 July 1943 (USA)  »

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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First and only film in RKO's Saint series to feature the character of Patricia Holm, who was Simon Templar's recurring partner and love interest in the novels, and who was introduced in the book upon which this film was based. Also the only film to feature Templar's butler, Horace (named Orace in the books), who also appeared in several of the early Saint novels. See more »

Goofs

After the row boat 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

Joe Gallo: [Opening line as Templar picks up the phone] You don't know me, but would you be interested in a million pounds?
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Follows The Saint's Vacation (1941) See more »

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Another British episode of "The Saint"
1 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a man is killed on his doorstep, Simon Templar (Hugh Sinclair) tries to find out the reason in "The Saint Meets the Tiger," a 1943 film also starring Gordon McLeod, Jean Gillie and Wylie Watson. In this episode, The Saint has a butler (Wylie Watson) who regrets not taking a job in Chicago so he could work with mobsters; a death on the doorstep is what he's been waiting for. The man utters a few words before he dies, which lead Simon and his butler to a small town. There they meet a young woman, Pat (Gille), who becomes part of the "team" trying to uncover the identity of "The Tiger" and reveal a scam involving gold and an old mine.

The scenes on board ship were good, with the butler and Pat working together knocking people out and not realizing Simon was on board, too, and Simon not knowing they were on board. The two would run across a body and accuse the other of knocking him out. Inspector Teal shows up posing as a professor.

This is pleasant enough, though Sanders brought a certain panache to the role of The Saint that is missed here. And why, when the series was imported to Britain, wasn't the Saint's whistle brought along with him?


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