Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.
Compared to other Saint series films, this one is mighty dull and uninspiring
I love B-detective series films like Charlie Chan, Sherlock Holmes and The Falcon. Sure, they are mighty predictable, but there is also a certain charm and sense of fun about them that is hard to beat. While the Saint series is not my favorite, I have always enjoyed them because I love seeing George Sanders so gracefully navigate himself through the mystery--he was the epitome of cool and sophisticated. Because of this, I often find myself watching the film for his performance but caring little for the actual mystery (so many of them seem similar). However, in this dull effort, I just couldn't get past the lifeless plot and lack of decent supporting characters. Compared to most of the other films in this series, this might just be the worst, though I did appreciate how the film made reference to the prior film (starring Louis Hayward)--giving the film a sense of continuity and context. Now this isn't to say it's bad--but unfortunately, it is only a time-passer and not a whole lot more.
- Mar 21, 2007
Contribute to this page
Suggest an edit or add missing content
By what name was The Saint Strikes Back (1939) officially released in Canada in English?Answer