The Saint Takes Over (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Saint Takes Over (1940)

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In this fourth film in RKO's series based on Leslie Charteris' modern Robin Hood "The Saint", George Sanders plays Simon Templar, alias the title character. The Saint's quarry is a ring of gamblers who have been fixing horse races. Inspector Fernack (Jonathan Hale), the Saint's friendly adversary, has been accused of accepting bribes to cover up the crooks' activities, prompting our hero to try to clear Fernack's reputation. Aided by his girlfriend (Wendy Barrie) and petty criminal Pearly Gates (Paul Guilfoyle), the Saint routs the gamblers, but not before nearly losing his own life. George Sanders would play the Saint twice more before leaving the series to become The Falcon, a Saint-like sleuth in another of RKO's B-picture series.

Cast

George Sanders
as Simon Templar
Jonathan Hale
as Inspector Henry Fernack
Morgan Conway
as Sam Reese
Paul Guilfoyle
as Clarence `Pearly' Gates
Cy Kendall
as Max Bremer
Roland Drew
as `Rocky' Weldon
Nella Walker
as Lucy Fernack
Theodore von Eltz
as Shipboard Card Cheater
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Fair programmer in the Saint series.

December 11, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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