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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.

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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

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The Saint Moves In! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Follows The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuyaba
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Music by Da Paula Bana (pseudonym of Winifred Palmer)
Paxton Music Ltd
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Incredibly boring
18 September 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Louis Hayward returns to the character he helped launch on the big screen in the first of RKO's The Saint series back in the '30s. He portrayed a gritty and tough Saint in one movie before George Sanders took over and made the role his own, bringing a suaveness and sophistication to the part. It's a nice bookend for the character, I suppose, to have the same actor start and essentially finish the series. Hammer was probably hoping this might revive the series for them. Unfortunately it did not and the reason is this movie is lifeless. Whatever appealed to Hayward about the role of Simon Templar in 1938 that helped his performance there so much seems long gone here. This time around he seems to be just going through the motions and collecting a paycheck. No one else in the cast stands out in any noticeable way and the script is a cure for insomnia, so there really isn't much else to say about this. It's a dull movie that you'll probably forget a minute after the end credits appear.


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