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The Saint in London (1939)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 30 June 1939 (USA)
The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.

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The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the Secret Service to a mystery involving one Bruno Lang, seemingly a Society card-sharp, but really involved in a plot to print and pass a million pounds worth of foreign currency. Also involved are various sinister characters; innocent victim Count Duni; the Saint's attractive admirer Penny Parker; and his old nemesis Inspector Teal. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He's at it again! Fiction's fighting man of mystery! Chasing down the most dramatic crime in London legend! Shock-charged drama--with a peppery bit of love on the side! You'll laugh--shiver--THRILL! See more »


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30 June 1939 (USA)  »

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El Santo en Londres  »

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Penny misquotes from Edward FitzGerald's translation of a poem from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam": "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me [singing] in the Wilderness". See more »

Goofs

When the Saint surreptitiously enters the Lang estate he is carrying a flashlight. While rifling through the safe, it is obvious that the light beam doesn't match the movement of the flashlight in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar: [to Penny after she's been rescued] We're glad to have you back, aren't we, Dugan?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Anything to break the monopoly. That's what I say.
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Best Saint film
11 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Or my favorite, at least. I like the other Sanders entries, Hugh Sinclair's two shots at the role, and Louis Hayward's SAINT IN NEW YORK, but this one just seems to completely capture the lighthearted and eccentric but adventurous feel of the classic British "thriller" to a tee. The slightly giddy but very beautiful Sally Gray is a wonderful leading lady, and David Burns (a versatile and talented Broadway performer) is easily the Saint's best sidekick; he's tough and smart and not a buffoon in the least. Henry Oscar is also a classic villainous "Mr. Big." The dialog is sharp and witty throughout. Highly recommended.


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