The Saint in London
- This article is about the film. For the Simon Templar book which is often published under this title, see The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal.
|The Saint in London|
|Directed by||John Paddy Carstairs|
|Produced by||William Sistrom|
|Written by||Lynn Root |
|Based on||"The Million Pound Day" |
by Leslie Charteris
|Starring||George Sanders |
|Music by||Marr Mackie|
|Editing by||Douglas Robertson|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Release date(s)|| |
|Running time||77 min.|
The film starred George Sanders as Templar and was produced by William Sistrom. John Paddy Carstairs directed. Lynn Root and Frank Fenton wrote the screenplay based on Leslie Charteris' short story "The Million Pound Day", which was published in the 1932 collection The Holy Terror, published in the US as The Saint vs. Scotland Yard.
The Saint picks up a man on a country road, leading him into a web of currency fraud, a couple of murders and much skulduggery. The case is complicated by an enthusiastic young lady.
The film made a profit of $140,000. According to Saint historian Burl Barer, Charteris considered The Saint in London to be the best of the RKO film series. He admired director Carstairs' work enough to dedicate the book The Saint in the Sun to him; Carstairs is also the only person to direct not only RKO Saint films, but also two episodes of the 1962-69 series The Saint.
- Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p132
- Burl Barer, The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television 1928-1992. Jefferson, N.C.: MacFarland, 2003 (originally published in 1992).
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