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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.


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 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


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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Release Date:

29 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Santo contra el Tigre See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The £1M in gold at the time would equate to nearly $55.5M in 2016 - not accounting for the underlying value of the gold. See more »


When Simon Templar goes to Cornwall he says he is looking to rent a cottage with a thatched roof. Buildings in Cornwall usually have slate roofs (due to the ready availability of this material there and skilled Cornish miners. Thatched roofs are more characteristic of East Anglia and other parts of England where thee is a plentiful supply of willows, water reed and bulrushes. See more »


Pat Holm: What's our program for tomorrow?
Simon Templar: Simple enough - we've got a million pounds in gold.
Pat Holm: Easy - where is it?
Simon Templar: What does your female intuition say?
Pat Holm: Around Baycomb? Smuggler's Cove?
Simon Templar: You're wonderful! How do we get to then, you clever little thing?
Pat Holm: They're supposed to be connected to Baycomb House. Used to be a monastery. What of it?
Simon Templar: Trust these wise old monks to find a back entrance to the brandy somewhere.
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"He sees the world through crime-colored glasses."
26 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The eighth and final Saint film from RKO. Well, technically it was released here by Republic but it was produced by RKO two years earlier and sat on the shelf while the studio worked out its legal issues with Saint creator Leslie Charteris. It's also the worst movie of the series, although still perfectly watchable. The plot has the Saint up against a villain called the Tiger. That's pretty much all you need to know to realize this isn't going to be much more than a generic programmer. Returning as the Saint is charmless Hugh Sinclair. His comic relief sidekick this time is valet Horace, played by Wylie Watson. He's an improvement over the last sidekick but not by much. Pretty Jean Gillie is the would-be love interest Pat Holmes. Apparently this character was a bigger deal in the Saint books but is just now making an appearance in this series. Gillie does a fine job and arguably has the most personality of anyone in the cast. But her banter and romance with the dull Sinclair is never very believable or interesting. Everything is very 1940s British, staid and mannered and leisurely paced. The story isn't particularly strong but they shove enough humor and action in to keep it your interest.

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