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The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 29 July 1943 (USA)
The last words uttered by by a conscience-stricken crook dying on the Saint's doorstep lead the detective in pursuit of gold smugglers and the master crook known as the Tiger.

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Paul L. Stein (as Paul Stein)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Sinclair ... Simon Templar (The Saint)
Jean Gillie ... Pat Holm
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Insp. Claud Teal / Prof. Karn
Clifford Evans ... Tidemarsh / The Tiger
Wylie Watson ... Horace (Templar's butler)
Dennis Arundell ... Lionel Bentley
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Bittle
Louise Hampton Louise Hampton ... Aunt Agatha Gurten
John Salew John Salew ... Merridon (curator of the Baycome Museum)
Arthur Hambling Arthur Hambling ... Police constable
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Mrs. Donald Jones
Claude Bailey Claude Bailey ... Donald Jones
Noel Dainton Noel Dainton ... Burton (Bentley's butler)
Eric Clavering Eric Clavering ... Frankie
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Joe Gallo
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A man murdered at the Saint's doorstep manages to utter a few words to Simon Templar before he dies, sending him off to the quaint resort village of Baycombe where he confronts crime mastermind 'The Tiger' and his gang as they plan to smuggle gold bullion out of the country. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Santo contra el Tigre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Goofs

After the rowboat is filled up with what is supposedly heavy gold bars, the rowboat should sink down considerably in the water, but it doesn't. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar: [Reacting to Horace's gun] Put it away, Horace.
[To the reporter]
Simon Templar: You must forgive my friend. He sees the world through crime-colored glasses.
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Follows The Saint Takes Over (1940) See more »

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Another British episode of "The Saint"
1 June 2008 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

When a man is killed on his doorstep, Simon Templar (Hugh Sinclair) tries to find out the reason in "The Saint Meets the Tiger," a 1943 film also starring Gordon McLeod, Jean Gillie and Wylie Watson. In this episode, The Saint has a butler (Wylie Watson) who regrets not taking a job in Chicago so he could work with mobsters; a death on the doorstep is what he's been waiting for. The man utters a few words before he dies, which lead Simon and his butler to a small town. There they meet a young woman, Pat (Gille), who becomes part of the "team" trying to uncover the identity of "The Tiger" and reveal a scam involving gold and an old mine.

The scenes on board ship were good, with the butler and Pat working together knocking people out and not realizing Simon was on board, too, and Simon not knowing they were on board. The two would run across a body and accuse the other of knocking him out. Inspector Teal shows up posing as a professor.

This is pleasant enough, though Sanders brought a certain panache to the role of The Saint that is missed here. And why, when the series was imported to Britain, wasn't the Saint's whistle brought along with him?


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