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The Saint's Vacation (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 May 1941 (USA)
While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.

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Leslie Fenton

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Leslie Charteris (screenplay), Jeffrey Dell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hugh Sinclair ... Simon Templar
Sally Gray ... Mary Langdon
Arthur Macrae Arthur Macrae ... Monty Hayward
Cecil Parker ... Rudolph
Leueen MacGrath ... Valerie (as Leueen Macgrath)
John Warwick John Warwick ... Gregory
Manning Whiley Manning Whiley ... Marko
Felix Aylmer ... Leighton
Ivor Barnard ... Emil
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Inspector Teal
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Storyline

An otherwise innocuous-looking music box is the coveted macguffin that provokes treachery, robbery, torture, murder, and a chase across the Continent involving one of Simon Templar's greatest nemeses, Rudolph Hauser. "The Saint" is aided by amiable sidekick Monty Hatward and spunky girl reporter Mary Langdon. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szentek vakációja See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The seventh of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint. See more »

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From the sets and scenery, it must be assumed that the main action of the film takes place in Switzerland. Since Switzerland is on the continent and the film is set in 1941, it seems most unlikely that of the three cars used during filming, two would be right-hand drive. All of mainland Europe drives on the left. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Remember, no one is to go into that bathroom except over your dead body!
Monty Hayward: [after a double take] Dead body?
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Follows The Saint Takes Over (1940) See more »

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The Saint goes over some old territory
1 June 2008 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Hugh Sinclair is The Saint, Simon Templar, in "The Saint's Vacation," a 1941 film also starring Sally Gray, Cecil Parker and Arthur Macrae. Besides Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy on television, the Saint has been played by Sinclair, Louis Hayward and George Sanders (that I've seen). I liked Hayward's smoothness, Sanders' turn of a phrase, and I like Sinclair's cool, casual, take it as it comes attitude. He doesn't have the dry wit of Sanders' Simon, but like Saints before him, nothing fazes him either. He also doesn't whistle the familiar "Saint" tune, which I kind of missed.

Now the Saint is veddy veddy British as the productions were moved over to the UK, and Simon is working with a friend (Arthur Macrae) who's afraid of his shadow. This time the plot concerns a highly sought after music box - where have we heard that before? And, as usual, people will kill to get their hands on it.

Sally Gray is pretty and energetic as a reporter who accompanies Simon as she tries to get a good story. Evidently she doesn't realize that if you like Sherlock Holmes and The Lady Vanishes, this variation on a theme is old stuff. Very pleasant film.


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