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The Saint in London (1939)

The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.

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Lynn Root (screen play), Frank Fenton (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Sanders ... Simon Templar / The Saint
Sally Gray ... Penny Parker
David Burns David Burns ... Dugan
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Inspector Claud Teal
Henry Oscar ... Bruno Lang
Athene Seyler ... Mrs. Buckley
John Abbott ... Count Stephen Duni
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Kussella
Charles Carson ... Mr. Morgan
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Stengler
Norah Howard Norah Howard ... Mrs. Morgan
Ballard Berkeley ... Sir Richard Blake
Charles Paton ... Tobacco Shop Proprietor
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Storyline

The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the Secret Service to a mystery involving one Bruno Lang, seemingly a Society card-sharp, but really involved in a plot to print and pass a million pounds worth of foreign currency. Also involved are various sinister characters; innocent victim Count Duni; the Saint's attractive admirer Penny Parker; and his old nemesis Inspector Teal. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

He's at it again! Fiction's fighting man of mystery! Chasing down the most dramatic crime in London legend! Shock-charged drama--with a peppery bit of love on the side! You'll laugh--shiver--THRILL! See more »


Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1940 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De Saint in London See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Paddy Carstairs also directed for the Roger Moore 1960's TV series, which he helped get off the ground. Saint creator Leslie Charteris dedicated his 1963 book "The Saint in the Sun" to the director. See more »

Goofs

When the Saint talks to Penny on the phone before she is abducted, he calls her Sally, the actual name of the actress. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar: Tell me, what part of the states are you from? Sing Sing?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Nah, San Quentin.
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Connections

Followed by The Saint's Return (1953) See more »

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Best Saint film
11 November 2005 | by Barney BatSee all my reviews

Or my favorite, at least. I like the other Sanders entries, Hugh Sinclair's two shots at the role, and Louis Hayward's SAINT IN NEW YORK, but this one just seems to completely capture the lighthearted and eccentric but adventurous feel of the classic British "thriller" to a tee. The slightly giddy but very beautiful Sally Gray is a wonderful leading lady, and David Burns (a versatile and talented Broadway performer) is easily the Saint's best sidekick; he's tough and smart and not a buffoon in the least. Henry Oscar is also a classic villainous "Mr. Big." The dialog is sharp and witty throughout. Highly recommended.


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