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The Saint's Girl Friday (1953)

The Saint's Return (original title)
A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.


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Leslie Charteris (story "The Saint's Girl Friday"), Allan MacKinnon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Louis Hayward ... Simon Templar aka The Saint
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Carol Denby
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Max Lennar (as Sidney Tafler)
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Chief Insp. Claud Teal
Jane Carr ... Kate Finch
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Jarvis
William Russell ... Keith Merton (as Russell Enoch)
Diana Dors ... The Blonde in Lennar's Apartment
Fred Johnson Fred Johnson ... Irish Cassidy
Thomas Gallagher Thomas Gallagher ... Hoppy Uniatz - The Saint's Valet
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Col. Stafford
Sam Kydd ... Barkley (Joe Podd)
John Wynn John Wynn ... Minor Role
George Margo George Margo ... Lennar's Henchman
Ian Fleming ... Lord Merton


A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.

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When he hits London...blondes...bullets...and blackmail...set him up FOR THE KILL!! See more »


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Release Date:

15 April 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Saint's Girl Friday See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgravia, London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films 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 Saint's Girl Friday (1953) was produced by Hammer Films in London, as an attempt to revive RKO's Saint series, and was only later released by RKO in the US. See more »


Follows The Saint Strikes Back (1939) See more »


Music by Da Paula Bana (pseudonym of Winifred Palmer)
Paxton Music Ltd
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A great but late return of Hayward.
17 April 2005 | by vollenhovenSee all my reviews

Having seen this movie with Louis Hayward I wondered why he did stop with making the saint movies for so long, or why he didn't take the part instead of Hugh Sinclair (i don't like the saint with a moustache). Continuing his strong physical performance for The saint of New York, he's less suave but more the adventurer that Simon Templar is in his earlier years. With Hayward the physical action is believable while this was less the case with Sanders. But for me Hayward is slightly more Saintly. Hoppy Uniatz from the books gets changed in an English valet who does solve crosswords, which is a huge change for those who've read the books. This movie also has Diane Dors in it, the poor man's English Marlyn Monroe. She serves her purpose namely as Eyecandy.

Lets hope for a decent release on DVD for this movie and the series, so they can pleasure the series fans for a long time too come.

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