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The Saint Meets the Tiger (1941)

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)




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


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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The novel's original title made no mention of the Saint: "Meet The Tiger!" 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 »


Insp. Claud Teal: I'm not through with you yet!
Horace: But I don't know anythung!
Insp. Claud Teal: If you say that again, I'll arrest you on suspicion!
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Breezy dialog, fast-moving plot in enjoyable comedy-mystery
13 September 2012 | by csteidlerSee all my reviews

The action starts quickly: Simon Templar receives a phone call from a nervous stranger who mentions a million pounds. The doorbell rings. Templar opens the door and a man falls into his arms. The dying man hangs on just long enough to say something about "the Tiger" and the city of Baycombe….

The pace never slows down much from there, as the Saint takes a cottage in Baycombe and digs into a mystery involving a shipment of stolen gold bars, a mysterious mastermind known as the Tiger, and a group of ordinary-looking Baycombe residents mixed up in it all.

A game cast maintains a lively pace and a light tone in this enjoyable adventure. Wylie Watson is Horace, the Saint's new butler, a mystery lover looking for some excitement in a job. Jean Gillie is Pat Holm, the girl on the case, also eager for adventure and sporting a hairdo that's always falling across her face so she has to keep shaking it out of her eyes. Horace and Pat team up, thinking they'll catch the crooks on their own while the Saint is off working with…

Gordon McLeod, returning as Inspector Teal, also in Baycombe on the missing gold case (and trying unsuccessfully to work undercover as a vacationing professor). As usual, Teal is torn between arresting the Saint and asking for his help.

Hugh Sinclair is more than passable in his second and final go-around as Simon Templar. Sinclair's Saint is breezy, lanky and a fast talker. And confident—like when he's working a roomful of suspects and a policeman tells him, "I'll have to ask you to come along with me, Mr. Templar," and he just says, "Oh, I think not," and goes right on talking….

Overall, there's not a whole lot to it but it's certainly pleasant enough.

Note: I always like watching movie thieves handle stolen gold bricks. Movie gold bars are really heavy!

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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