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The Saint in New York (1938)

Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

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Ben Holmes

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

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
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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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The Man whose Daring Deeds made daily Headlines in His One Man War on Crime! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szentek New Yorkban See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The movie was released on VHS, but has not yet been released on DVD. This may or may not be due to the fact that the , as shown on TCM, has been adapted from a 16mm C&C Television print, not the original RKO master., the survival status of which is unknown at this time. See more »

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Templar speaks the cabby's phone number, then dials it. It's Columbus 5-1098; on a rotary dial phone, 0, 9 and 8 are all full or nearly full turns of the dial, but when he dials it, it's all small turns until the last digit. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar, aka The Saint: I wanted to see what you looked like, Yule. Frankly, you're not very pretty.
Maury Yule: Yeah, but you're a pretty boy, Saint.
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Followed by The Saint's Vacation (1941) See more »

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Louis Hayward makes an interesting "Saint"...
21 March 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Before George Sanders took over the role, it went to LOUIS HAYWARD for THE SAINT IN NEW YORK. Hayward was an interesting actor who should have had a better career than he did in Hollywood, proving that when he got a chance to play an interesting scoundrel ("Ladies in Retirement"), he was fearless in letting his bad side show.

Too bad he didn't play "The Saint" more often in the string of films RKO came up with in the '40s. He's good, better than his material here which is strictly a by-the-numbers sort of thing.

"You should have a question mark after your name," he tells his romantic interest, KAY SUTTON, a dark beauty who looks somewhat like a softer version of Gail Patrick. She's an enigmatic woman and remains so since her character is never developed.

Hayward joins the search for "The Big Fellow", head of a crime gang wanted by the NYPD and along the way encounters several misadventures with mob members being disposed of in his unorthodox way.

Interesting to see JACK Carson, JONATHAN HALE and SIG RUMAN in the supporting cast.

Modestly entertaining but nothing special in this series.


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