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The Saint in New York movie poster #1 The Saint in New York movie poster #21938 The Saint in New York

RKO Radio Pictures-USA, 69 minutes, 6273 feet. Released in the USA on June 3, 1938.

Adapted from the Leslie Charteris novel The Saint in New York (15-B27, 1935). Directed by Ben Holme. Produced by William Sistrom. Screenplay by Charles Kaufman and Mortimer Offner.

Starring Louis Hayward as Simon Templar, Kay Sutton as Fay Edwards, Sig Rumann as Hutch Rellin, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack, and Jack Carson as Red Jenks.

The Saint Strikes Back movie poster1939 The Saint Strikes Back

RKO Radio Pictures-USA, 64 minutes, 5799 feet. Released in the USA on March 10, 1939.

Adapted from the Leslie Charteris novel The Saint Meets His Match (7-B36, 1931). Directed by John Farrow. Produced by Robert Sisk. Screenplay by John Twist.

Starring George Sanders as Simon Templar, Wendy Barrie as Val Travers, and Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack.

The Saint in London movie poster #1The Saint in London movie poster #21939 The Saint in London

RKO Radio Pictures-USA, Elstree-UK, 73 minutes, 6909 feet. Released in the USA on June 30, 1939.

Adapted from the Leslie Charteris short story The Million Pound Day from The Saint versus Scotland Yard (8-B13, 1932). Directed by John Paddy Carstairs. Produced by William Sistrom. Screenplay by Lynn Root and Frank Fenton.

Starring George Sanders as Simon Templar, Sally Gray as Penny Parker, David Burns as Dugan, and Gordon McLeod as Inspector Teal.

The Saint's Double Trouble movie poster1940 The Saint's Double Trouble

RKO Radio Pictures-USA, 67 minutes, 6062 feet. Released in the USA on January 26, 1940.

An original story not used in any book, Charteris didn't particularly like the film. Directed by Jack Hiveley. Produced by Cliff Reid. Screenplay by Leslie Charteris and Ben Holmes.

Starring George Sanders as Simon Templar, Helene Whitney as Anne Bitts, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack, and Bela Lugosi as Partner.

The Saint Takes Over movie poster1940 The Saint Takes Over

RKO Radio Pictures-USA, 69 minutes, 6225 feet. Released in the USA on June 7, 1940.

Leslie Charteris had nothing to do with the storyline for this film. Directed by Jack Hiveley. Produced by Howard Benedict. Screenplay by Lynn Root and Frank Fenton.

Starring George Sanders as Simon Templar, Wendy Barrie as Ruth, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack, and Paul Guilfoyle as Pearly Gates.

The Saint in Palm Springs movie poster1941 The Saint in Palm Springs

RKO Radio Pictures-USA, 66 minutes, 5964 feet. Released in the USA on January 24, 1941.

Palm Springs is based on an orginal story by Leslie Charteris, but the plot was so changed that the final version of the movie hasn't any of Charteris' plot intact. The photoplay that appeared in the May 19, 1941 issue of Life magazine, and the subsequent short story were written afterward, and are completely different than the movie or the orginal plot outline. Later adapted into a short story by Leslie Charteris as Palm Springs from The Saint Goes West (23-B24, 1942). Directed by Jack Hiveley. Produced by Howard Benedict. Screenplay by Leslie Charteris and Jerry Cady.

Starring George Sanders as Simon Templar, Wendy Barrie as Elna Johnson, Paul Guilfoyle as Pearly Gates, and Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack.

The Saint's Vacation movie poster1941 The Saint's Vacation

RKO Radio Pictures-UK, 78 minutes, 7059 feet. Released in the USA on May 9, 1941

Adapted from the Leslie Charteris novel The Saint's Getaway (9-B11, 1932). Directed by Leslie Fenton. Produced by William Sistrom. Screenplay by Leslie Charteris and Jeffry Dell.

Starring Hugh Sinclair as Simon Templar, Sally Gray as Mary Langdon, Arthur MacRae as Monty Hayward, and Gordon McLeod as Inspector Teal.

The Saint Meets The Tiger movie poster1943 The Saint Meets The Tiger

Republic Pictures-USA, RKO Radio Pictures-UK, 79 minutes, 7068 feet. Released in the USA on July 29, 1943.

This movie was produced in 1941 by RKO Radio British Productions, but turned over to Republic for distribution. Adapted from the Leslie Charteris novel The Saint Meets The Tiger (1-B17, 1928). Directed by Paul Stein. Produced by William Sistrom. Screenplay by Leslie Arliss and Wolfgang Wilhelm.

Starring Hugh Sinclair as Simon Templar, Clifford Evans as Sidmarsh, Jean Gillie as Patrica Holmes, and Gordon McLeod as Inspector Teal.

The Saint's Girl Friday movie poster1953 The Saint's Return
1954 The Saint's Girl Friday

Distributed in the UK by Royal Productions Exclusive Films as The Saint's Return; 73 minutes, 6583 feet. Released in the UK on October 12, 1953.

Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures in the USA as The Saint's Girl Friday; 68 minutes, 6132 feet. Released in the USA on April 15, 1954.

Directed by Seymour Friedmann. Produced by Julian Lesser and Anthony Hinds. Screenplay by Allan MacKennon.

Starring Louis Hayward as Simon Templar, Naomi Chance as Carol Denby, Sidney Taffler as Max Lennar, Diana Dors as Margie, Russell Enoch as Keith Merton, and Charles Victor as Chief Inspector Teal.

The Dance of DeathLe Saint Mène La Danse movie poster1960 Le Saint Mène La Danse
1960 The Dance of Death

Films Du Cyclope - Lux Films; Paramount.

Le Saint Mène La Danse (The Saint Leads the Dance) was very loosely based on the Leslie Charteris short story, Palm Springs, from The Saint Goes West (23-B24, 1942). Directed by Jacques Nahum. Screenplay by Albert Simonin and Jacques Nahum.

Starring Felix Marten as Simon Templar, and Jean Desailly as Fred Pellmann

This film was released in the US by Paramount Pictures as The Dance of Death and although the main character's name was Simon Templar, the "Saint" was never mentioned.

The Saint Against Agent 001Le Saint Prend L'Affut movie poster #1 Le Saint Prend L'Affut movie poster #21966 Le Saint Prend L'Affut
1966 The Saint Against Agent 001

Intermondie Prods, France. 90 minutes.

Le Saint Prend L'Affut translates to 'The Saint Lies in Wait' in English. This film was not distributed in any English-speaking country.

This film was distributed in Italy by Medusa Distribuzione as The Saint Against Agent 001.

Directed by Christian Jaque. Screenplay by Jean Ferry and Henri Jeanson.

Starring Jean Marais as Simon Templar, and Jess Hahn as Hoppy Uniatz

The Saint and the Fiction-Makers movie poster US The Saint and the Fiction-Makers movie poster UK1968 The Fiction-Makers

ITC Television, Approx. 105 minutes, 9503 feet.

Rewritten as a novel by Fleming Lee as The Saint and the Fiction-Makers (40-BX, 1968). Directed by Roy Baker. Produced by Robert S. Baker. Screenplay by John Kruse and Harry W. Junkin.

Starring Roger Moore as Simon Templar, Sylvia Syms as Amos Klein, Justine Lord as Galaxy Rose, and Kenneth J. Warren as Warlock.

Vendetta For The Saint movie poster1969 Vendetta for The Saint

ITC Television, Approx. 90 minutes, 8145 feet.

Based on the Leslie Charteris novel Vendetta for The Saint (37-B41, 1964). Directed by Jim O'Connolly. Produced by Robert S. Baker. Screenplay by Harry W. Junkin.

Starring Roger Moore as Simon Templar, Ian Hendry as Allessandro Destamio, Rosemary Dexter as Gina Destamio, and Aimi Macdonald as Lilly.

The Saint and the Brave Goose TV screenshots1980 The Saint and the Brave Goose

ITC Television, Approx. 90 minutes, 8145 feet.

The original working title was Vanishing Point. First shown on television in two parts as Collision Course: The Brave Goose, and Collision Course: The Sixth Man. Novelized by Peter Bloxsom as Salvage for The Saint (50-BX, 1983). Directed by Cyril Frankel. Produced by Robert S. Baker. Screenplay by John Kruse.

Starring Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar, Gayle Hunnicutt as Annabel, Stratford Johns as George Duchamps, and Derren Nesbitt as Inspector Lebec. Shown as a TV movie in many counties, possibily shown in theatres in some...

The Saint, starring Val Kilmer, movie poster Cunning - Devious - Dangerous - Treacherous Saint movie poster Who Is The Saint?  movie poster1997 The Saint

Paramount Pictures, USA. Released on April 4, 1997. 116 minutes.

Directed by Philip Noyce. Produced by Robert Evans, William Macdonald, Mace Neufeld, and David Brown. Executive Producers are Robert S. Baker and Paul Hitchcock. Screenplay by Wesley Strick.

Val Kilmer stars as Simon Templar, alias The Saint. Elisabeth Shue stars as the leading lady. Other cast members include Valery Nikolaev, Rade Serbedzija, and Evgueni Lazarev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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