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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.

Director:

Leslie Fenton

Writers:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sally Gray appeared in an earlier entry in the series "The Saint in London" as Penny Parker, an entirely different character. See more »

Goofs

When Mary leave's her apartment in England to chase the Saint she packs one suitcase. Later when she arrives at Dorfeld and asks the porter where to find a taxi, she has a suitcase and hatbox. See more »

Quotes

Rudolph Hauser: Not one of your more successful murders, Templar.
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: I may be able to show you a better one... soon.
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Connections

Follows The Saint Strikes Back (1939) See more »

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Fast, watchable
26 October 2013 | by PanamintSee all my reviews

"The Saint's Vacation" moves along briskly. The fast pace enhances what would otherwise be a pretty typical B-mystery of the era.

The incandescent Sally Gray is at her peak here and she is the main reason you don't want to miss this movie. Wow- blonde hair, vivaciousness, overall screen presence, but mostly her magnificent voice. One of the best screen voices (female or male) ever to grace the screen in 1940 or any era. You can't take your eyes (or ears) off her. She was truly one of the all time screen babes.

The film also features the "inevitable" Cecil Parker (I call him inevitable because of his participation in so many good British films such as "The Lady Vanishes").

Sinclair was no way comparable to the rakish George Sanders but is adequate as the Saint here, livened as he is by being forced to go at the fast pace required in this story. A competent actor.

You should catch this non-classic because of the vibrant screen presence of Sally Gray. For sheer screen "Presence"- that often alluded to but seldom describable factor- whatever it is Ms. Gray had it.


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