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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 ...
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Gordon McLeod ...
Insp. Claud Teal / Prof. Karn
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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

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

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Entertaining entry in The Saint series
21 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Saint Meets the Tiger" was the first of the Saint books, but appeared rather late in the series of movies. The Saint is following the trail of a million pounds sterling of gold stolen from a Bristol bank by a gang headed by "the Tiger", a criminal mastermind. Hugh Sinclair, who doesn't much look the part initially, grows on you as the Saint with his witty and confident performance. His sidekick, Horace, has been transformed from a rough retired seaman to a dapper butler. The story isn't, or course, exactly the plot of the book, but it is close enough to give you fond reminiscences of the book. The cast is very similar in most respects to the main characters in the book. One of the main differences is that the identity of the Tiger is revealed quite early in the movie, and that revelation is virtually the last event in the book.

Some of the action scenes are a bit simplistic, to the point of virtually being bungled. Yet the charm of the dialog and the heroes overcomes those deficiencies. If you like these classic old mysteries, you can do a lot worse than "The Saint Meets the Tiger".


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