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The Saint in New York (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 June 1938 (USA)
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

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Ben Holmes

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Charles Kaufman (screenplay), Mortimer Offner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Hayward ... Simon Templar, aka The Saint
Kay Sutton ... Fay Edwards
Sig Ruman ... Hutch Rellin (as Sig Rumann)
Jonathan Hale ... Inspector Henry Fernack
Jack Carson ... Red Jenks
Paul Guilfoyle ... Hymie Fanro
Frederick Burton ... William Valcross
Ben Welden ... Boots Papinoff
Charles Halton ... Vincent Nather
Cliff Bragdon Cliff Bragdon ... Sebastian Lipke
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Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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The Man whose Daring Deeds made daily Headlines in His One Man War on Crime! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szentek New Yorkban See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Salt Lake City Saturday 9 June 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2); it first aired in Los Angeles Thursday 27 September 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), and in New York City Monday 12 November 1956 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

When the Saint got shot on his left arm, he lost full use of it and at his hotel room he needed Inspector Fernack to dress him. But shortly after when he entered Fay's apartment, he regained full use of it to open and lock the door. After shooting Hutch, he once again lost the use of the arm. But the next morning when he awoke to answer the phone he once again had full use of it. See more »

Quotes

Simon Templar, aka The Saint: [flags down cab which brakes hard. Leans in] I smell burning rubber.
Sebastian Lipke, Taxi Driver: Best brakes in town, Boss, where to?
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: [Gets in] 49th, near 8th.
[reads taxi license on back of seat]
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Just forget about those lights, Sebastian.
Sebastian Lipke, Taxi Driver: [looks back] Say, I know you!
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Why shouldn't you? My life's an open book.
Sebastian Lipke, Taxi Driver: [looks back again] Why, you're the Saint! I seen your picture in tonight's paper!
Simon Templar, aka The Saint: Terrible picture. Made me look like Tarzan.
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Alternate Versions

Possibly for local censorship reasons some theatrical prints delete the brief scene revealing that the nun at the scene of the first of the Saint's killings was the Saint. Rather than a straight cut, it dissolves from the bystanders crowding round the body to the Saint's conversation after he has divested himself of the nun's habit. See more »

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Followed by The Saint Meets the Tiger (1941) See more »

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A Charming Contract Killer
3 May 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The first film adaption of Leslie Charteris's hero Simon Templar, aka The Saint finds The Saint In New York taking on the job of cleaning out organized crime in the big apple. As if Thomas E. Dewey wasn't doing enough around that time.

But I doubt Dewey would condone The Saint's methods. He's been put on retainer by an elite group of civic leaders concerned about rising crime rate. What they get is little more than a contract killer, albeit a charming one.

Louis Hayward plays The Saint and then left the role to return to it for one more go in the Fifties. I wish he had done a few more episodes in this film series.

What The Saint's been hired to do is eliminate one way or another a gang of six that control all the crime in New York City worth controlling. There's a seventh involved, but nobody knows who he is, he's an almost mythical figure known as the Big Fellow.

Given this is a B film with a limited cast there's not too much suspense involved and it's rather obvious who the mastermind is. Still this Saint film gets by on the considerable charm of Louis Hayward and it's easy to take.


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