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The Saint in New York (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 June 1938 (USA)
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.


Ben Holmes


Charles Kaufman (screenplay), Mortimer Offner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Louis Hayward ... Simon Templar, aka The Saint
Kay Sutton ... Fay Edwards
Sig Ruman ... Hutch Rellin (as Sig Rumann)
Jonathan Hale ... Inspector Henry Fernack
Jack Carson ... Red Jenks
Paul Guilfoyle ... Hymie Fanro
Frederick Burton ... William Valcross
Ben Welden ... Boots Papinoff
Charles Halton ... Vincent Nather
Cliff Bragdon Cliff Bragdon ... Sebastian Lipke


Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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It takes a Killer to get a Killer! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York, NY)) 2 June 1938) See more »


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Based on, and fairly faithful to, Leslie Charteris' novel "The Saint In New York." See more »


When The Saint goes to phone his taxi driver friend at COlumbus5-1098 (265-1098), he only dials six digits instead of the required seven. And the numbers he does dial are not even close to the correct ones. See more »


Simon Templar, aka The Saint: [flags down cab which brakes hard. Leans in] I smell burning rubber.
Sebastian Lipke, Taxi Driver: Best brakes in town, Boss, where to?
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: [Gets in] 49th, near 8th.
[reads taxi license on back of seat]
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Just forget about those lights, Sebastian.
Sebastian Lipke, Taxi Driver: [looks back] Say, I know you!
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Why shouldn't you? My life's an open book.
Sebastian Lipke, Taxi Driver: [looks back again] Why, you're the Saint! I seen your picture in tonight's paper!
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Terrible picture. Made me look like Tarzan.
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Alternate Versions

Possibly for local censorship reasons some theatrical prints delete the brief scene revealing that the nun at the scene of the first of the Saint's killings was the Saint. Rather than a straight cut, it dissolves from the bystanders crowding round the body to the Saint's conversation after he has divested himself of the nun's habit. See more »


Followed by The Saint's Girl Friday (1953) See more »

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True in spirit
6 January 2000 | by ccamfieldSee all my reviews

I caught The Saint In New York late one night on TV. It is actually - violence and all - a very faithful translation of Charteris' novel of the same name. Simon Templar's roguish audacity is very well conveyed by Hayward and the film is a lot of fun.

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Release Date:

3 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szentek New Yorkban See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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