The comic book Pearly is reading is "Dick Tracy and Scottie of Scotland Yard", no. 13 in the Dick Tracy large feature comic series, published by Dell in 1940. Cover price: 10 cents. In top condition, at auction in 2017, this comic book could fetch over $300. See more »
After The Saint tussles with the two guys trying to abduct Ruth by the cab, a clear shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the sidewalk by the mailbox. See more »
Rocky is still at his night club.
Inspector Henry Fernack:
Now, wait a minute, Simon. Why can't I go to a nightclub? I'll not be party to any rough stuff.
You toddle off to bed like a good boy. These denizens of iniquity are no place for a respectable married man. I'll just drift into Rocky's gin palace and see what's going on.
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George Sanders is my favorite saint. But some of the movies are a bit weak, usually the plot.
In this movie, the plot is about as good as you can expect from the RKO saint movies. It mostly makes sense, unlike some of them.
Paul Guifoyle (sp?) is back in this one, and that's a good thing. I really enjoy his comedic style at times. It's hard not to smile at his funny expressions and mispronunciations (does anyone else wonder where the gangster henchman habit of butchering pronunciations came from?)
Wendy Barrie is not too bad. I wish she had better lines or something, but it's not bad.
The usual Fernack(sp?) is present, and again, that's a good thing. I feel he should be a bit brighter given that he's a police detective, but I guess the dumb cop/detective is an old stereotype. Anyway, the saint is a bit like Bugs Bunny where his superiority is contrasted to idiots - so again, a tried and true stereotype.
As I say, this is one of my favorites. It's light, it moves right along, has the comic elements and the entertaining Sanders as saint.
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