The Saint in Palm Springs

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"-And he's not here for his health! Crime expert gives high society a shock!"
  • Approved
  • 1941
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 6.2  (739)

The Saint in Palm Springs is a crime comedy film from 1941 directed by Jack Hively, starring George Sanders as the notorious thief Simon Templar, also known as "The Saint", who is not only handsome but also witty and charming. The movie also features Wendy Barrie as Templar's romantic interest, Elna Johnson, and Paul Guilfoyle as his sidekick, Pearly Gates.

The plot of the film revolves around Simon Templar, who decides to take a break from his criminal endeavors and retire to Palm Springs. However, as soon as he arrives, he becomes involved in a series of perplexing events that lead him to believe that someone is trying to frame him for a crime he didn't commit.

Soon after, Elna Johnson enters the picture, a young and beautiful blonde who initially seems to be just a tourist, but who is actually a representative of a wealthy businessman named Windom. He needs Simon's help to recover some stolen bonds that belong to him, which were taken by a group of thugs who have just arrived in Palm Springs.

Templar takes on the job, only to discover that Windom is not as innocent as he seems, and that his motivations for wanting the bonds back may be entirely selfish. Through his wits and cunning, Simon Templar navigates the treacherous waters of Palm Springs to uncover the truth, catch the villains, and win the heart of the lovely Elna.

The Saint in Palm Springs is a lively and entertaining movie that mixes humor, suspense, and adventure, featuring George Sanders in top form as the suave and sophisticated Simon Templar. The character is known for his elegant attire, his trademark stickpin with a halo, and his ability to always stay one step ahead of the law and his enemies.

The film benefits from the stunning locations of Palm Springs, with its stylish hotels, golf courses, and palm trees, which create a glamorous and exotic atmosphere. The supporting cast is also excellent, with Wendy Barrie bringing charm and spunk to the role of Elna, and Paul Guilfoyle as the lovable Pearly Gates, who provides comic relief.

The plot of the film is intricate enough to keep the audience engaged, with plot twists and surprises that keep coming until the end. However, the mood of the film is lighthearted and playful, with plenty of witty banter and ironic comments from Simon Templar, who always manages to maintain his cool, even in the most dangerous situations.

The Saint in Palm Springs is a classic example of a fast-paced and entertaining crime movie, with a dashing leading man, a lovely leading lady, and a colorful supporting cast. It is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, while also making you chuckle with its clever dialogue and comical situations.

Overall, The Saint in Palm Springs is a delightful and amusing film that showcases George Sanders at his best, and offers a pleasant escape into a world of luxury and adventure. It is a movie that will appeal to fans of the classic crime genre, as well as those who enjoy a good laugh and some romance.

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    1 hr 6 min
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    6.2  (739)